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Connecting Maine Farming and Fishing Communities
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Lobsters on the Fly Jan 21, 2012.

Happy New Year Shrimp
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Feb 1, 2009.

2008-2009 Shrimp Season
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Started this discussion. Last reply by John Dennison Mar 26, 2009.


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Craig A. Pendleton posted a discussion

Connecting Maine Farming and Fishing Communities

I first want to Thank You for pulling this great event together.  I spent many many hours trying to bring attention to a wide community that fishermen and farmers had much in common and that working together to highlight high quality safe good tasting food would be a rode to controling our destiny.  I enjoyed seeing long time friends who I hadn't seen in at least a couple years and meeting new people most of whom had a good passion in their eyes.  Great topics, great discussions and Thank You…See More
Jan 20, 2012
Craig A. Pendleton posted a status
"Just signed up for the fishing and farming coop conference and I'm really looking forward to it"
Dec 17, 2011
Craig A. Pendleton commented on LisaF's event By Land and By Sea: Leveraging Co-ops for Business Success
"This sounds like a great event.  Why isn't Maine Dept of Marine Resources a partner?  I continue to work on a project called the Food Commons with a group of Farmers and Fishermen across the country. They are ready to launch a huge…"
Nov 20, 2011
Craig A. Pendleton posted a status
"Great location -meat, produce, crafts, desserts and seafood all available. Saturdays 9-12:30"
Nov 20, 2011
Craig A. Pendleton posted a status
"Saco Winter Farmers Market at the Mill called Saco Island has been booming with activity."
Nov 20, 2011
Craig A. Pendleton and Darren Allen are now friends
Nov 20, 2011
John Dennison replied to Craig A. Pendleton's discussion 2008-2009 Shrimp Season
"Hi Craig! Is the F/V Ocean Spray going out today or tomorrow? Missed you last week! Drop me a line if you can. Best, Johnnyd"
Mar 26, 2009
Craig A. Pendleton replied to Craig A. Pendleton's discussion 2008-2009 Shrimp Season
"Best bet is to call us ahead. The weather has been terrible. I will be going out as soon as we can. We like to go on Thursdays or Fridays so we have product all weekend. Check in with Dan Chadbourne on Thursday night at 207-423-2755. I have class on…"
Mar 2, 2009

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Where in Maine do you live and eat?
Saco, Maine
What issues are you or your group interested or expert in?
farmland protection, organics, health and nutrition, food justice, farm to school, home gardens, hunger and local foods access, farm to institution, farm to restaurant, CSAs, farmers' markets, local foods marketing and distribution, food coops
Are you a food producer? If so, what types of food do you produce?
shrimp, wild-caught fish
If you produce foods of some sort, please choose one of the following:
I produce foods for sale to others
If you produce foods for sale, where or how can Mainers buy them?
Contact me directly to buy off the boat
Other info about Me (please mention any food, fishing, agriculture, or community groups you are affiliated with):
Served as Coordinating Director of Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance for 10 years. Worked to bring sustainable practices and principle based organizational models into the commercial fishing industry. Organized and promoted first community supported fisheries this shrimp season in the Rockland/Port Clyde area and hope to expand that effort along the coast.

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At 3:21pm on February 3, 2009, John Dennison said…
complete link below:

At 3:19pm on February 3, 2009, John Dennison said…
Hey there Craig,
Here is a link to your pics that I re-posted on
Picked up 15 pound from Chaddy on Friday - dropped two 5lb bags at a couple restaurants in Portland, and spent the weekend eating the other bag - really amazingly good, man. I'll see if the restaurants want to order some poundage from the next trip - Friday again? Let me know. Great seeing Dan again after all these years - hope to meet you too soon
At 12:19pm on January 29, 2009, John Dennison said…
Hi Craig,
How's the shrimp running?
May I have your permission to post those photos of shrimp harvesting on your vessel on a food website called I have been promoting Maine shrimp on a national basis for four years there, and I've always wanted a shot or two of an actual harvester, and your pics kick ass. Let me know,
PS: I'm up for buying some off the boat if you are still at it. If you can, write to:
At 8:22pm on December 9, 2008, Andrea said…
Hi Craig... at this point I think we'd be looking for something like 50-60 pounds of shrimp. And it would probably be most convenient to get it after Christmas week. Have you set a price? What's the best way to proceed?
At 9:33am on November 21, 2008, Andrea said…
My co-op would probably be interested in buying shrimp when you have it and perhaps other fish from time to time. Will you be posting prices and availability?
At 10:11am on July 12, 2008, Craig A. Pendleton said…
of course
At 10:08am on July 12, 2008, Port Clyde Fresh Catch said…
Looking forward to seeing everything once you finish writing; let me know what I can do to help with the CSF. My first call of the day yesterday morning was from a man who is wildly excited to have the opportunity to drive in from Washington each week for shares from one of the Rockland CSFs. It will be great to see your CSF up and running; there is so much demand for fresh beautiful local fish!

Speaking of, may I use your fish recipe from the Fresh Locally Caught Fish blog for the Rockland CSF newsletters? (Properly credited, of course!)
At 9:30am on July 12, 2008, Port Clyde Fresh Catch said…
Hmmm... I think a Libby tipped you off... though there is definitely the chance that the master knows everything! As you rightly suggest, I'm off to do non-work stuff. Enjoy your weekend!
At 8:07am on June 27, 2008, Port Clyde Fresh Catch said…
Hello Craig,

Glad to hear you're having good adventures; have a wonderful weekend!
At 6:14pm on March 30, 2008, Jennifer Plummer said…
Excellent, I think people will be suprised when the see how clean the catch is.

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