A selection of Mere Point Oyster Company’s products. PHOTO: COURTESY MERE POINT OYSTER COMPANY

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Maine Oyster Trail: Follow the shells

Many in the seafood business lost their way during the height of the pandemic. Now, one sector is offering a trail to a recovery. Actually, the Maine Oyster Trail was launched in 2017 by the Maine Aquaculture Association through a website—maineoystertrail.com. Afton Vigue, an outreach and development specialist for the… SEE MORE

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Maine oysters are the pearls of the prairie

[caption id="attachment_27697" align="alignnone" width="300"] John Herrigel, rear, on a boat with Erik Kleven and Jennifer Lester, owners of the Bleu Duck restaurant in Rochester, Minn.[/caption] Given the distances and costly logistics involved, it might be easier for The Bleu Duck restaurant in Rochester, Minn., to serve its customers Rocky Mountain… SEE MORE
Maine Maritime Academy students work on deck on the training vessel State of Maine. FILE PHOTO: TOM GROENING

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Brennan to retire from MMA

William J. Brennan, president of Maine Maritime Academy, has announced his decision to retire after the upcoming school year, capping off 12 years of dedicated service to the institution. “It is an exciting moment for me, but I really do have mixed emotions about the announcement,” Brennan said. “This is… SEE MORE
Ted Ames on the Stonington waterfront. PHOTO: PAUL MEADOW/MAINE CENTER FOR COASTAL FISHERIES

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Ted Ames honored by Bowdoin

Lifelong fisherman and scientist Ted Ames was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Sciences by Bowdoin College on Aug. 14 at its delayed 2020 commencement. In presenting the degree, Dr. John Lichter, colleague and friend of Ames at Bowdoin, said that when groundfish stocks collapsed in the mid-1990s, Ames set out… SEE MORE
Vickie Ducharme, a member of Freedom Boat Club, poses with a trainer. PHOTO: COURTESY YARMOUTH BOAT YARD.

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Boat club offers ‘fee for fleet’

The Freedom Boat Club has gotten more Mainers out on the water this season than ever before. “We saw a significant increase in members last year and into this continuing year,” said Steve Arnold, owner of the Freedom Boat Club’s Maine franchise. “COVID was a big push for people to… SEE MORE
The patrol vessel Endeavor is a new state-of-the-art addition to the Maine Marine Patrol fleet.

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Marine Patrol adds new vessel

The Maine Marine Patrol has added a new state-of-the-art vessel to its fleet. The Endeavor, a 42-foot vessel with a Calvin Beal hull, was built by Farrin’s Boat Shop in Walpole and launched recently in South Bristol. She will be home ported in West Boothbay. “The crew at Farrin’s has… SEE MORE