• Marine Patrol promotes Talbot

    Marine Patrol promotes Talbot

    AUGUSTA — The Marine Patrol has announced the promotion of 18-year veteran Matthew Talbot to the newly created rank of captain. He is the son of Alan Talbot, who retired with the rank of major as deputy chief in 2013 after a 25-year career in the Marine Patrol. Before transferring to Augusta, the elder Talbot

  • Whole Oceans project moves forward

    Whole Oceans project moves forward

    BUCKSPORT — Whole Oceans has taken another step forward in its efforts to build a state-of-the-art recirculating aquaculture system to grow Atlantic salmon on the site of the former Verso mill. On Monday, the company announced that it had received needed submerged lands leases that will allow it to use its property along the Penobscot

  • DMR’s answer to whale rules focus offshore

    DMR’s answer to whale rules focus offshore

    ELLSWORTH — As the battle over how best to protect endangered northern right whales continues to escalate, the Department of Marine Resources is proposing a new set of requirements for lobster gear that the department believes will help reduce injury to the whales without imposing severe, and some say dangerous, restrictions on fishermen. Last week,

  • Trout talk

    Trout talk

    ELLSWORTH — Downeast Trout Unlimited will host the first chapter meeting of the season Wednesday, Oct. 30 at Pat’s Pizza. The business meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by a featured presentation by Mike Enos at 6:30 p.m. DETU conducts a raffle directly following the speaker. Meetings are free and open to the public.

  • Clam closure

    Clam closure

    BAR HARBOR — As of Sunday, Oct. 13, the Maine Department of Marine Resources has implemented a precautionary clam, mussel, oyster and carnivorous snail closure in inner Frenchman Bay (Eastern Bay) due to an increased risk of contamination by naturally occurring marine biotoxin (ASP). Exceptions to the closure are subject to strict sampling requirements that

  • Trojans challenge in 420s, J22s

    Trojans challenge in 420s, J22s

    PORTLAND — In the penultimate weekend of competition for the fall season, the Mount Desert Island High School sailing team nabbed two sixth-place finishes. On Saturday, eight sailors made the trip to SailMaine in Portland for the Stags Leap Regatta sailing C420s. The Trojans finished sixth of 15 teams on the day, with one bullet

  • Inshore trawl survey underway

    Inshore trawl survey underway

    AUGUSTA — The Maine Department of Marine Resources’ fall Maine-New Hampshire trawl survey is now underway. The survey began in New Hampshire and is working east to Lubec. Lobstermen are asked to move any gear that is set within the area of the tows. All gear is removed from an area an eighth of a

  • Possible hoax

    Possible hoax

    BOSTON — The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking information related to the missing boaters from Saturday’s distress call, including the possibility of the report being a hoax. Sector Northern New England rescue crews responded to a report of four people in the water off Kennebunkport Saturday, Oct. 5. After searching more than 1,500 square nautical miles,