News of Maine's Coast and Islands
The populations of river-run fish started decreasing dramatically in Maine as long ago as the early 1800s.
Heather Deese, Ph.D.
Susie Arnold, Ph.D.
“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.
A fishery crisis of this magnitude, with a healthy population of the target species, is highly unusual…
The reason that the Gulf Stream flows is due primarily to the fact that sea surface is a couple of feet higher on its right than on its left...
By 2009, total landings were 132,000 pounds—80,000 pounds of which was landed in Maine.
The Gulf of Maine is changing again, but this time it’s much more rapid. The rate of recent warming far exceeds what we’ve seen anywhere in the ocean, and so we have an exclusive front-row seat at the premier screening of the Climate Change Show.