• Maritime Shorts

    Maritime Shorts

    A team of researchers from the University of Maine Darling Marine Center in Walpole and Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in East Boothbay and Maine Department of Marine Resources in West Boothbay Harbor recently published their research on the effects of ocean warming and acidification on gene expression in the earliest life stages of the American lobster.   

  • Draft whale measures would “devastate” lobster fishery 

    Draft whale measures would “devastate” lobster fishery 

    A draft federal biological opinion on the impact of fisheries on endangered North Atlantic right whales would “necessitate the complete reinvention of the Maine lobster fishery,” Governor Janet Mills wrote in a forceful Feb. 19 letter to NOAA Fisheries, citing “grave concern” and “inequities.” 

  • Lobstermen’s buddy has a good thing going 

    Lobstermen’s buddy has a good thing going 

    Moulton Ledge, though, is home to some lobsters that hole up in the underwater ridge’s deep cracks and crevices. That’s why Corea fisherman Art O’Keefe sets some of his lobster traps nearby. And, in turn, why a certain gray seal bobs poised to snatch and gulp down live fish that land in the traps and get tossed back into the ocean by the Rebecca B’s sternman Will Collins.  

  • Shellfish Focus Day events planned

    Shellfish Focus Day events planned

    Shellfish Focus Day is typically held the first day of the annual Maine Fishermen’s Forum. Not wanting to miss out on this event this year after cancellation of the in-person forum, a diverse group of volunteers has put together three webinar/radio programs that will focus on important topics in Maine’s shellfish fisheries

  • Maritime Shorts

    Maritime Shorts

    Test your knowledge of the people, places and things in some of the most popular maritime books and movies at Maritime Media Trivia Night. Trivia will be Tuesdays Feb. 23 through March 23 starting at 7 p.m., and each week’s session will be dedicated to either maritime literature or maritime film.

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