Kristan Porter

Working Waterfront

Changes in the ocean: seeing is believing

For many seeking elected office—particularly on the Republican side—endorsing the concept of man-induced “climate change” is a vote-killer. But panelists at a Thursday, March 3 session of the Maine Fishermen’s Forum seemed to step right over the politics to address what they are seeing on the water. And what they… SEE MORE
Unloading in Stonington.

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Lobster license bill wins committee approval

  The legislature’s Marine Resources Committee voted unanimously Feb. 24 to advance legislation at improving the efficiency of Maine’s lobster licensing system, speeding up the rate of turnover, shortening wait lists and encouraging young people to continue Maine’s lobstering tradition. “This has been a contentious problem for a long time, and lobsters… SEE MORE

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Where on the coast?

Can you identify this week's "mystery harbor"? Here's a hint: It's most certainly on an island.  If you think you know the answer, email us at: We'll send a copy of the 2015 Island Journal to the first five to correctly identify the island.   SEE MORE