News of Maine's Coast and Islands
Given the talk on the wharves all year, it was no surprise to hear the official 2017 numbers on Maine’s lobster fishery—110.8 million pounds with a value of $433.8 million, down nearly 22 million pounds from 2016.
Heather Deese, Ph.D.
Susie Arnold, Ph.D.
It may not be a surprise that 2017 has been a year of record-breaking storms and heat.
An estimated 70 percent of commercial marine fish species in the northeast U.S. live in estuaries…
When high biotoxin levels were detected, the fishery was closed down overnight.
The plan commits federal agencies to use the commercial fishing data layers when reviewing proposals for offshore wind turbines…
“We should be talking about the horizontal shoreline changes that come from the sea level rise.” —Carol White
“The mussels I used to see in Back Cove three to four years ago are now gone. I don’t have an answer why.” —Peter Stocks
The populations of river-run fish started decreasing dramatically in Maine as long ago as the early 1800s.
“The last several surveys have been very disappointing, with below average recruitment.”
—Maggie Hunter of DMR