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Maine Fishermen's Forum Scholarship Gives North Yarmouth Lobsterman New Opportunity

The Maine Fishermen’s Forum has awarded a total of $385,886 in scholarships since 1998 to students related to a person who is actively involved in the seafood industry. The awards given each year are based on the amount of money donated and raised through the annual Fishermen’s Forum Scholarship Auction. Landings introduces you to some of the award recipients throughout the year.

Maine Fishermen’s Forum Scholarship recipient Cody Stewart of North Yarmouth is the son of lobsterman Craig Stewart and Rhonda Stewart. He graduated from Greely High School in 2014 before pursuing an education in marine mechanics for outboard and inboard engines at the Marine Mechanics Institute in Orlando, Florida. He graduated from the Institute in 2015. Stewart comes from a fishing family from Long Island, and grew up on the water fishing and working on not just his father’s boats, the JC and Carl and Company but also his uncle’s boat, the Leanne, and his grandfather’s boat, Donna Elaine. “I started to haul my own traps when I was 9, while I was fishing with my family members. Later I got a 30’ Young Brothers named Yank and Bank and now I have my father’s old boat, JC, which I run along with a sternman.”

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