12 March 2024

Maine Seafood Promotional Council

FocusMaine was awarded a Domestic Trade Initiative grant from the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development which will support two years of a pilot Seafood Promotional Council.

Origins and Vision

Emerging from the EDA-funded Seafood Economic Accelerator for Maine (SEA Maine)’s collaborative efforts, the Maine Seafood Promotional Council is a key recommendation outlined in the Roadmap for the Future of Maine’s Seafood Economy. As a co-applicant and co-lead organizational member of SEA Maine, FocusMaine is proud to lead this initiative in partnership with various stakeholders.

Mission and Objectives

The objectives over the two-year pilot period are to create a Seafood Promotional Council and execute pilot projects to advance market development and expansion for Maine seafood. Ultimately, this initiative intends to lay the foundation for an industry-led, financially sustainable permanent Council to advance the Maine seafood brand and expand sales into out-of-state markets, strengthening Maine’s overall food economy through the responsible use of the state’s natural resources.

Join Us 

Are you interested in learning more about the initiative, providing input, or being involved in the Council? We invite you to reach out to us.