News of Maine's Coast and Islands
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
Heather Deese, Ph.D.
Susie Arnold, Ph.D.
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.
With 1 foot of sea level rise, the 10-year storm of the past will cause the same damage as the storm of the century.
On handling, he said fishermen should treat the lobster like an egg: “One hand, one lobster.”
The Japanese scallops for sale in Maine grocery stores this winter are a testament to the fact that this component of MMPA has long been ignored.