Visitors from Indonesia Learn About Maine's Marine Resources

Indonesian Visitors

Visitors from the International Visitors Program join DMR's Deirdre Gilbert and Captain Matthew Talbot.

Augusta - The Maine Department of Marine Resources hosted visitors from Indonesia today as part of a program sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Maine and the US Department of State known as Deriving Sustainable Economic Benefits from Natural Resources. The group's visit was one of several stops throughout the United States to advance an understanding of US society and its institutions.

In Maine, the group also scheduled visits with Governor Janet Mills, the Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center, The Nature Conservancy, Coastal Enterprises, Inc., Congresswoman Chellie Pingree's staff, the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, the Maine Lobsterman's Association, and Nonesuch Oysters.

Participants in the program are highly qualified current and emerging foreign leaders in government, politics, the media, education, the arts, business, and other key fields. They are hand-picked and nominated for this program by our U.S. embassies abroad in accordance with the U.S. Department of State's foreign policy goals and funding allocations.

Meeting with the visitors were Maine Marine Patrol Captain Matthew Talbot, and DMR's Policy Director Deirdre Gilbert. The group learned about regulations and enforcement challenges for Maine's commercial fisheries and shared similar information about commercial fisheries off the coast of Indonesia.

More information on the International Visitors Program can be found at