The Maine Marine Fare Conference at Penobscot Marine Museum’s Old Vestry, 2 Church Street, Searsport, will continue with a series of talks to be held on the first three Thursdays in October at 6 p.m. focused on the current state of Maine’s fisheries. Admission is $8; $5 for museum members.

October 3, Anne Hayden, senior fisheries program manager at Manomet, a Massachusetts-based sustainability nonprofit, will talk about Maine fisheries past and present; explain why the lobster fishery is thriving and the groundfish fishery is not; and offer a look toward the future. Manomet is working to develop a market for green crabs and researching shellfish aquaculture and river herring restoration.

October 10, Bill Anderson will discuss groundfishing out of Tenants Harbor from 1949 to 2000.

Thursday, October 17, George Jacobson, Ph.D., University of Maine emeritus professor of biology, ecology, and climate change and former Maine state climatologist, will speak about long-term climate change. His work provides perspective on natural variability in Earth’s climate system and ways climate dynamics influence Gulf of Maine fisheries.

For more information, call 548-2529 or visit