News of Maine's Coast and Islands
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We all want the same thing for Maine—robust working waterfronts, resilient coastal communities, and conservation of natural resources…
The broad sands of Popham Beach have been battered by storms in recent years, diminishing the distance between dunes and the ocean.
“People were clamoring for it and are happy to have it open.” —Chris Gardner
Lobster landings fell off significantly this season compared with 2016. But 2016 was a record year, and some fishermen aren’t surprised to see a drop-off. They also believe the resource remains healthy.
Pollution closes clam flats in the St. George River
Shellfish harvesting areas in the St. George River, which runs from Waldo County to Knox County, were closed in early September in response to a sewage leak.
“Randy thinks the future of the industry is in making sure everyone is accountable for what they catch and what they throw over.” —Ben Martens
Maine may be relatively safe from hurricanes, but warming waters could change that status. We certainly are not immune from sea level rise. So, what should Maine's response be?
Brooks Trap Mill is the state’s biggest seller of lobster traps, with about 50,000 going off the lot each year in Thomaston, and from satellite stores in Jonesboro, West Bath and Portland.