Dick Clime is the Working Waterfront Project Developer for Coastal Enterprises Inc. (CEI). He received his B.A. in Biology from Cornell University and his M.S. in Oceanography from the University of Maine. Dick is responsible for generating new projects that preserve Maine’s commercial fisheries access to coastal properties by purchasing the development rights and placing restrictive covenants on their future use (Maine’s Working Waterfront Access Protection Program). He also seeks ways that CEI’s business development services and financing group can stimulate small business development in fisheries and aquaculture, including seafood harvesting, processing, distribution, marketing, water access infrastructure, and related marine industries, from boat manufacturing to tourism. While at CEI, Dick was a consultant for the EDA in Louisiana following the Gulf Oil Spill, and more recently in response to the economic dislocations caused by the implementation of the Northeast Groundfish Management Plans. Current projects include the integration of Maine seafood with New England’s agricultural food distribution system, and the transfer of investment capacity to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Dick owned and operated a commercial oyster farm for over 30 years in the Damariscotta River, Maine until its sale in 2008. As a former CEI employee (1976 and 1977), he co- founded the Maine Aquaculture Association, and the Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center (R&D) affiliated with the University of Maine, at times serving as President, Director and Board Chair. He currently serves on the Advisory Boards of a coastal land trust and the University of Maine’s Sea Grant Program.