• Dr. Susie Arnold collecting data about the ocean chemistry.
    February 19, 2018

    By Lindsey Mills / NEWS CENTER Maine

    The water off Maine's coast is becoming more and more acidic. It's been shown to have a negative impact on some of the state's fisheries.

    Economic Development, Marine

  • February 15, 2018

    By Kay Stephens / PenBay Pilot

    One of the biggest challenges for contemporary artists, craftspeople, and makers living in Maine is finding the right brick and mortar store to carry their original artwork and products.

    Archipelago, Economic Development

  • February 5, 2018

    By Laurie Schreiber / Mainebiz

    Tollef Olson always had a thing for the sea. As a young man, he hunted for treasure on centuries-old shipwrecks, worked as a commercial fisherman in Florida and an urchin diver in Maine.

    Economic Development, Marine

  • February 2, 2018

    By Dr. Lisa Belisle / Love Maine Radio

    In this weekend’s episode, Dr. Lisa Belisle talks with Jill Hinckley, owner of Hinckley Introductions, and Dr. Robert Snyder, president of the Island Institute.



  • December 20, 2017

    By Lisa Held / Civil Eats

    As Tollef Olsen throws a white buoy labeled “SEAFARM” into Portland, Maine’s Casco Bay on a cold, clear November day, he reminisces about talking to the Maine Sea Coast Vegetables founder Shep Erhart back in the early 1980s.

    Economic Development, Marine

  • November 29, 2017

    By Fred Bever / Maine Public

    Scientists, municipal and state officials, consultants and concerned citizens gathered in Portland Tuesday to consider ways to protect against rising sea-levels and intense storms.

    Community Development, Marine

  • Chef and author Barton Seaver
    November 22, 2017

    By Staff / PenBay Pilot

    The Island Institute will host a special evening conversation on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 5:30-7 p.m., with chef and author Barton Seaver, and Rob Snyder, Ph.D, president of the Island Institute, discussing Barton's new book, American Seafood.

    Archipelago, Media, Marine

  • November 19, 2017

    Colin Woodard / Portland Press Herald

    At last week’s United Nations Climate Change Conference in Germany, an issue of vital importance to Maine fishermen and shellfish growers took the international spotlight.


  • November 3, 2017

    By Jennifer Mitchell / Maine Public

    Gov. Paul LePage was on Capitol Hill on Thursday to testify against a House bill designed to support working waterfronts.

    Community Development, Economic Development, Marine