Roadmap Vision

Maine produces some of the best seafood in the world, and our coastal ecosystem, featuring cold clean water, is ideal for the production of seafood and other marine-based products. By expanding and training our workforce, supporting working waterfront communities and the fishermen and farmers who work on the water, addressing infrastructure needs, promoting Maine seafood, and developing marine-based products, our industry will expand and become more resilient to the effects of climate change and economic disruption. Our proximity to major markets will foster consumer enthusiasm and robust sales now and in the future.

Roadmap Goals

  1. Grow the overall value of Maine’s marine living resource economy by 10% by 2030.
  2. Grow employment within the sector and related value chain by 1,000 employees by 2030.
  3. Increase sector-wide financial investments to support infrastructure, available capital, market development, and research and development.
  4. Maintain and expand Maine’s working waterfront access and the capacity of working waterfront communities to support infrastructure and businesses.
  5. Enhance the ability of the sector to respond to challenges and opportunities resulting from climate change and demographic shifts.