UMM Shows Support for Local Fishermen
Machias, ME – Students at the University of Maine at Machias knew they were in for a special treat when they saw what was on the dinner menu: Lobster.
On November 20th, students received a special feast, while UMM helped support a local industry. When Matthew Cormier, Food Service Director, began planning “Lobster Night”, the decision was made to buy the lobsters locally. Increasing costs for fishermen and a decrease in demand for lobsters, leading to rock bottom prices, have hit the local fishermen hard. UMM had an opportunity to help the local fishermen, while providing students with an enjoyable meal.
“We purchased 154 lobsters from the Jonesport-Beals Co-Op, right here in Washington County,” said Cormier. Many students expressed their gratitude that the University purchased the lobsters locally.