Gulf of Maine Council Recognizes Bow Seat’s Founder Linda Cabot
June 13, 2017

During a ceremony on June 7th at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland, Maine, the Gulf of Maine Council presented international awards to honor individuals and organizations that have made a significant difference in protecting the health and sustainability of the Gulf of Maine watershed. Bow Seat’s Founder Linda Cabot received a Visionary Award for innovative contributions toward promoting awareness and stewardship for the natural resources of the Gulf of Maine.

“We are very pleased to honor 15 incredible award winners from Canada and the United States.  Their volunteer and professional efforts have supported the Gulf of Maine Council binational collaboration to protect the unique habitat, marine life, and economic resources of the Gulf of Maine ecosystem,” said Council Chair Perry Haines of New Brunswick.

In 2011​, ​Linda Cabot embarked on a sailing trip with her daughters to create a documentary about issues impacting the Gulf of Maine​ region​. ​”From the Bow Seat​”​ is the culmination of this journey. The film explores challenges faced by 3 of the Gulf’s treasured inhabitants: cod, puffins​,​ and lobsters.​

Creating the film engaged Linda and her daughters in a way that textbooks could not. ​So, Linda founded Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs to empower the next generation of ocean caretakers through art, science​,​ and advocacy.​ She wanted young people to feel empowered through creation and imagination, and to become active stewards of the ocean that so inspires her and her family.

Since the launch of the Ocean Awareness Student Contest, Bow Seat’s primary program, Bow Seat has awarded more than $100,000 to students, educators, and schools around the world.

Information about the Gulf of Maine Council 2017 awards with detailed recipient bios is available at:


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