News of Maine's Coast and Islands
The Island Institute saw the need for fishermen, specifically lobstermen, to have alternative water-based businesses to diversify their income.
Even with the ubiquity of radar and GPS, navigating the waters off the Washington County coast can be treacherous.
Fishermen talk about ropeless fishing as if it were science fiction, but weren’t cell phones considered the same back in the 1980s?
Amy and Andy Barstow, who have been running the business since 2010, are in the midst of a major rebuild of the business’s infrastructure.
The story, not the subject, has driven the coverage.
For Merritt Carey, the small coastal village of Tenants Harbor is the place that anchors her soul.
“Right whales are showing up in unexpected places, probably looking for food but not knowing where to find it.”
The new executive director of the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative aims to increase product value and tackle messaging around issues that affect the lobster industry.
“If people wiped them out, people could restore them.”