Washington, D.C. - This week, U.S. Senator Susan Collins met with a group of fishermen, including members of the New England Fishermen’s Stewardship Association, at her office in Washington. During the meeting, the fishermen discussed the damage to Maine’s working waterfronts following recent storms. The group included fishermen from Friendship, Harpswell, Saco, South Bristol, Southwest Harbor, Swan’s Island, Portland, and Cape Elizabeth.
“I met with a hardworking and resilient group of fishermen and women who provided a firsthand account of the damage they have seen at working waterfronts up and down Maine’s coast and across New England following the recent storms,” said Senator Collins. “We discussed how the federal government, in partnership with the State of Maine, can help to ensure our coastal communities retain their working waterfronts for generations to come.”
Senator Collins and her staff were joined at the meeting by staff members from the offices of Senator Angus King and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden.