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  • Ventless trap survey seeks participants

    Ventless trap survey seeks participants

    WEST BOOTHBAY HARBOR — The Maine Department of Marine Resources, in cooperation with the Gulf of Maine Lobster Foundation, is seeking industry participants for the Regional Ventless Trap Program through a competitive bid process. The cooperative research project between industry and scientists from Maine to New York seeks data on relative lobster abundance and size

  • Goose Cove aquaculture

    Goose Cove aquaculture

    TRENTON — A new 6-acre farm for suspended culture of shellfish is planned in Goose Cove in Western Bay. A scoping session for Brian Harvey’s planned operation is set for Monday, Jan. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the town office. Scoping sessions are required to be held by the prospective standard lease applicant after submitting

  • Sea exploration talk set

    Sea exploration talk set

    BAR HARBOR — Deep-sea explorer and College of the Atlantic alumna Allison Fundis will discuss her experiences searching for Amelia Earhart’s plane with famed explorer Robert Ballard. She will speak at the COA Human Ecology Forum on Thursday, Jan. 30. The free event will be held in McCormick Lecture Hall at 4:10 p.m. As the

  • Elver license lottery: Big prize for a lucky few

    Elver license lottery: Big prize for a lucky few

    AUGUSTA — Want to get rich quick, or at least have a chance to earn a nice piece of change? Last Thursday, the Department of Marine Resources opened a lottery that will give nine lucky winners the chance to apply for elver fishing licenses for the upcoming season. The lottery runs until 4:30 p.m. on

  • Deer rescued from Hodgdon Pond

    Deer rescued from Hodgdon Pond

    TREMONT — An ice fisherman out on Hodgdon Pond Wednesday, Jan. 8 spotted a deer that had fallen through the ice. The Maine Warden Service received a call around 11 a.m. about a deer that had fallen through the ice, outside the Acadia National Park boundary. A man who lives near Hodgdon Pond made the

  • Study determines clam brushing to be ineffective

    Study determines clam brushing to be ineffective

    GOULDSBORO — A local scientist says clam brushing isn’t any more effective in increasing soft-shell clam numbers than doing nothing. Clam brushing is the practice of standing cut spruce boughs in tidal areas to encourage clams to settle around the brush rather than being dispersed more widely by water currents. While clams do settle more

  • Mussel farm files a plan to expand

    Mussel farm files a plan to expand

    BAR HARBOR — One of Maine’s largest mussel farms is applying to the Department of Marine Resources for a new aquaculture lease near Googins Ledge in the waters between the northern shore of Mount Desert Island and Lamoine State Park. In late December, Trenton-based Acadia Aqua Farms filed a preliminary application with DMR for a

  • Aquaculture census  shows sales are up

    Aquaculture census shows sales are up

    ELLSWORTH — It should come as no surprise to anyone who follows Maine’s fisheries that the state’s aquaculture industry is growing in value and number of producers. The U.S, Department of Agriculture 2018 Census of Aquaculture, released shortly before Christmas, paints a slightly different picture of the industry on a national basis. According to the

  • DMR submits whale rule proposal

    DMR submits whale rule proposal

    ELLSWORTH — Nearly 10 months ago, Department of Marine Resources Commissioner Patrick Keliher shocked Maine lobstermen with an announcement that the National Marine Fisheries Service had determined that right whale mortalities resulting from interactions with fishing gear would have to be reduced by 60 to 80 percent. In late spring, the fisheries service proposed rules