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Almost 85% of our world’s fisheries are fished to capacity or overfished. Maine lobsters, clams, scallops, haddock, and other seafood are great choices. Skip Chilean sea bass and swordfish. Download a copy of the Monterey Aquarium’s Seafood Watch wallet card or smartphone app to guide your purchases. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe Read More
I own Mook Sea Farm, an oyster farm on the Damariscotta River, founded in 1985. We raise oysters from egg to market size and also sell seed oysters to other East Coast growers. Last month I made a whirlwind trip to Washington, DC on behalf of my company, Mook Sea Farm, to oppose the nomination Read More
A Rockland couple uses humor and parody to focus attention on a serious subject – global warming’s threat to Maine’s lobster industry. By Tom Bell, Staff Writer Portland Press Herald news story ROCKLAND — A new four-minute cartoon is winning praise for the way it uses humor to convey the latest science about the impact Read More
The commission formed by the Legislature will hold its first meeting Friday at UMaine’s Darling Marine Center in Walpole. By Kelley Bouchard, Staff Writer Portland Press Herald news story Leading scientists will brief Maine’s new ocean acidification commission on challenges facing the state’s coastal fisheries when the panel meets for the first time Friday at Read More
Portland Press Herald news story by Scott Dolan, staff writer State Toxicologist Andrew Smith received an urgent message in 2011: A team of independent scientists had discovered dangerously high levels of mercury in black ducks in a marsh near the mouth of the Penobscot River. But what Smith didn’t know was that the same scientists had previously Read More
Kennebec Journal editorial The lobster fishery has been the one bright spot in Maine’s seafood industry for years — at least until last week. On Feb. 18, the state Department of Marine Resources ordered a two-year shutdown of lobster and crab harvesting in a 7-square-mile region at the mouth of the Penobscot River. Mercury contamination Read More
by Will Graff The Forecaster news story FREEPORT —Clammer Clint Goodenow motored his skiff up to a small, white buoy in the Harraseeket River Monday afternoon and began pulling up yards of rope from the bay floor below. After reaching the end of the rope, he leaned over the side of the boat and plunged Read More