News of Maine's Coast and Islands
When high biotoxin levels were detected, the fishery was closed down overnight.
Heather Deese, Ph.D.
Susie Arnold, Ph.D.
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
In Washington County, where 90 percent of Maine's periwinkle harvest takes place, they're called “wrinklers.”
The first commercial urchin landings were recorded in the early 1930s, with urchin roe already a valuable commodity for ethnic markets in Boston and New York
The shift to seaweed along the bottom of the Gulf of Maine is good for both lobster and crabs.