• Elver landings

    Elver landings

    AUGUSTA — The Maine elver season opened Friday, March 22. As of 6 p.m. Sunday, the Department of Marine Resources (DMR) announced just under 35 pounds landed and sold so far. Passamaquoddy fishermen reported 17.59 pounds of the tribe’s 1,356 pound overall quota. The source of the remaining 17 pounds was not reported “because of

  • Moonbeam fills in for Sunbeam

    Moonbeam fills in for Sunbeam

    BAR HARBOR — The Maine Seacoast Mission has found a boat to deliver services to several of Maine’s outer islands while the Sunbeam V is out of the water for major repairs and upgrades starting later this spring. Members of the mission staff and Sunbeam crew suggested names for the fill-in boat, and school children

  • Meetings set to discuss new whale rules

    Meetings set to discuss new whale rules

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) schedules dozens, if not hundreds, of aquaculture scoping sessions, public hearings and informational meetings covering a variety of issues around the state each year, but few of them are important as three community meetings DMR has scheduled for next month. Maine’s $485 million lobster industry is

  • Marine museum summer camp set

    Marine museum summer camp set

    SEARSPORT — The Penobscot Marine Museum will hold two week-long summer camps for children this summer. A camp for children ages 5 to 8 will be held July 15-19. A second camp, for ages 9 to 12, will be July 29-Aug. 2. Both run Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Activities include

  • Fisheries conference set

    MACHIAS — A conference on ecosystem-based fisheries management is set for June 17-18 at the University of Maine at Machias. The conference is being planned by the newly formed Eastern Maine Coastal Current Collaborative. The steering committee includes state and federal regulators and representatives from nonprofits, businesses, tribes and Acadia National Park. “Discussions will bring

  • Small mussel, oyster farm planned off Bartlett Island

    Small mussel, oyster farm planned off Bartlett Island

    MOUNT DESERT — Victor Doyle of Mount Desert has applied for a limited-purpose (3-year, experimental) aquaculture lease for a 1-acre site east of Bartlett Island in Blue Hill Bay, according to the Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR). Doyle plans to grow blue mussels, quahogs, soft-shelled clams, razor clams, oysters, scallops and green sea urchins

  • Boatbuilders’ best on display

    Boatbuilders’ best on display

    PORTLAND — It must be spring. The Maine Boatbuilders Show is here. Opening Friday morning at the Portland Sports Complex on Warren Avenue, the 32nd annual event brings together boatbuilders, artisans, suppliers of marine goods and services and a host of organizations dedicated in one way or another to seagoing matters for three days of

  • Nordic Aquafarms sets public information meeting

    BELFAST — As it moves forward with its plan to build a land-based salmon farm on land it is buying from the Belfast Water District, Nordic Aquafarms Inc. has scheduled a public Information meeting for 6 p.m. next Tuesday, March 26, at the Hutchinson Center. The meeting will give the company an opportunity to present

  • Elver fishing season opens on Friday

    Elver fishing season opens on Friday

    ELLSWORTH — While cold water temperatures may be discouraging elvers from making their way from the relatively warm ocean up Maine’s chilly inlets and still-icy streams, Friday marks the beginning of the state’s 10-week elver fishing season. The incentive for harvesters to get their gear in the water at a prime spot is high. Last