• November 3, 2017

    By Steve Bittenbender / Seafood Source

    A Maine congresswoman is calling on the federal government to establish a grant program to preserve waterfront access for those who make a living on it.

    Community Development, Economic Development, Marine

  • October 28, 2017

    By Dagney C. Ernest / Village Soup

    The changing seasons bring new artists and a new selection of paintings and local works of art to Archipelago. The Island Institute’s store and gallery will host an opening reception for its fall gallery show Friday, Nov. 3, from 5-8 p.m.


  • October 24, 2017

    By Kate Irish Collins / The Forecaster

    Contemplating a future as a marine scientist working in the Gulf of Maine, Emma Christman is spending her senior year of high school helping kids at Peaks Island Elementary School grow kelp.

    Education, Marine

  • October 20, 2017

    By Associated Press

    Students in Maine who have been learning about marine science will conclude their project by dropping kelp-growing lines in the water at the start of the winter growing season.

    Education, Marine

  • October 15, 2017

    Mary Pols / Portland Press Herald

    Briana Warner is the economic development director at the Island Institute. The nonprofit, which has a mission of sustaining Maine’s island and coastal communities, recently released a report on consumer preferences for edible seaweeds.

    Economic Development, Marine

  • October 12, 2017

    By Patrick Whittle / AP

    Maine mussels are losing their muscle. The state’s blue mussels are beloved by seafood fans near and far, but the size of the annual harvest has dipped in recent years, bottoming out at a 40-year low in 2016.

    Economic Development, Marine

  • September 13, 2017

    By Maureen Milliken / Mainebiz

    Edible seaweed is nothing new. Along Ireland's rocky coast, seaweed has been harvested for food for centuries, even, legend has it, brought along as a provision by St. Brendan on his fifth-century voyage to find paradise.

    Research, Economic Development, Marine

  • September 13, 2017

    By Dagney Ernest / Village Soup

    State and federal representatives, island leaders and community partners joined the Monhegan community at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 21 to celebrate the completion of a comprehensive upgrade to the island’s energy systems.


  • August 31, 2017

    By Dagney Ernest / Village Soup

    On Friday, September 1st, from 5:00-8:00 p.m., Bill Laurita, president of Swans Island Company, will join Archipelago and some of the gallery's featured artists for a special reception during Rockland's First Friday Art Walk.