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  • Chummy 34 Karen E. christened

    Chummy 34 Karen E. christened

    TREMONT — After selling the boatyard his father founded in 2014, fifth-generation wooden boatbuilder Robert “Chummy” Rich christened what he claimed will be his last boat on Sunday. Karen E., a 34-foot lobster yacht that he’s been working on for several years, is a combination of his previous designs for motor yachts and working lobster

  • Schooners “sail in”

    Schooners “sail in”

    BROOKLIN — The harbor off the WoodenBoat School waterfront took on the look of an earlier era last week when nearly a dozen schooners nestled at anchor Tuesday afternoon for the annual gathering of the fleet organized by the Maine Windjammer Association. Based primarily in Rockland and Camden, the schooners were mostly on weeklong cruises

  • Salmon clipping effort to begin, volunteers needed

    Salmon clipping effort to begin, volunteers needed

    EAST MACHIAS — The Downeast Salmon Federation (DSF) will begin its fin clipping effort to mark over 200,000 endangered juvenile Atlantic salmon on Sept. 25 and is looking for volunteers. This effort will take place at the Peter Gray Hatchery at DSF’s Fisheries Center at 13 Willow St. in East Machias. This is part of

  • Make way for trawl survey

    Make way for trawl survey

    AUGUSTA — The fall groundfish trawl survey conducted by the state of Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) is scheduled to begin Oct. 2 in New Hampshire, working east to Lubec. Ahead of the survey, the DMR hopes to move lobster traps and other gear within the area that will be surveyed. The Maine-New Hampshire

  • Urchin news

    Urchin news

    WASHINGTON — A bill that would end mandatory inspections of urchins and sea cucumbers being exported from the country, introduced by Reps. Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin, has taken a step forward. The bill has been included as an amendment in one of the major spending bills being considered by the House of Representatives. Since

  • DMR recalls mussels from Frenchman Bay and closes large area to shellfish harvesting

    DMR recalls mussels from Frenchman Bay and closes large area to shellfish harvesting

    AUGUSTA — Most of Frenchman Bay remains closed to shellfish harvesting after shellfish taken from the area were found to contain elevated levels of a dangerous biotoxin that causes amnesic shellfish poisoning (ASP). Harvesting of clams, mussels, oysters and whelks is prohibited until further notice in the area between Lopaus Point in Tremont and Cranberry

  • Ferry terminal property visioning work begins

    Ferry terminal property visioning work begins

    BAR HARBOR — Public access to Frenchman Bay and environmental protection were at the forefront of a public comment session Monday hosted by the new ferry terminal property advisory committee. Former Town Council Chair Ruth Eveland heads the committee, which is tasked with evaluating options for use of the 121 Eden St. property. The town

  • Shrimp plans progress

    Shrimp plans progress

    PORTLAND — Meeting at the end of August, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Northern Shrimp Section selected several final measures for inclusion in the latest revision to the fishery management plan for northern shrimp. Known as “Amendment 3,” the latest version of the plan will bring about a number of significant changes to the

  • Fisherman charged with lobster violations

    Fisherman charged with lobster violations

    AUGUSTA – A Lamoine lobster fisherman faces losing his lobster fishing license for 10 years after he was charged Monday with fishing more traps than he legally is allowed, according to the Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR). William Haas, 55, was charged by the Maine Marine Patrol with exceeding trap limits, fishing untagged gear and

  • Hook property buy  off table for now

    Hook property buy off table for now

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The latest attempt by the town to purchase the Hook property next to the Manset Town Dock was met with no response from the owner. Town officials late last month mailed a certified letter to owner Carolyn Hook offering to buy the property for $335,000. She was given until Monday to respond.