Waterfront

  • Ferry terminal lease may be in jeopardy

    Ferry terminal lease may be in jeopardy

    PORTLAND — Facility and staffing requirements for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) may jeopardize the plan to resume international ferry service between Bar Harbor and Nova Scotia next year. Town Manager Cornell Knight attended a meeting on Dec. 13 between Bay Ferries and CBP officials. The meeting, held at the CBP offices in Portland,

  • Herring, lobster on agenda

    Herring, lobster on agenda

    ARLINGTON, Va. — A preliminary agenda has been announced for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission winter meeting, set for Feb. 5-7. Public comments on issues on the agenda received three weeks prior to the start of the meeting will be included in the briefing materials. The herring management board, which has been in the

  • Grant received for wharf work

    Grant received for wharf work

    TREMONT — The town has been awarded a state grant to upgrade the wharf in Bernard, but is looking for more financial assistance to replace the current wooden decking with concrete. Harbormaster Justin Seavey applied for and was awarded a 50/50 matching grant worth $123,000 in 2017 for upgrades to the wharf. The grant is

  • Groundfish survey complete

    Groundfish survey complete

    STONINGTON — The Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries (MCCF) recently completed the ninth season of a Sentinel Survey, involving longlining and jigging for groundfish at 80 locations from Penobscot Bay to Canada. This year’s survey involved Deer Isle fisherman Bobby Jones on High Hopes and Mattie Thomson of Monhegan on Fairwind. Graduate students from the

  • Town strategizes to improve alewife run

    Town strategizes to improve alewife run

    TREMONT — Local and state agencies are teaming up to figure out how to increase the alewife population in Seal Cove Pond. Voters laid the groundwork for this focus at this year’s annual town meeting in May when they approved Articles 39 and 40. Article 39 was a request for the town to vote to

  • MDI sailors compete at national championship

    MDI sailors compete at national championship

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Coach John Macauley said he was pleased with both the performance and the sportsmanship of the Mount Desert Island High School sailing team this weekend at the high school national championship regatta for keelboat racing. “I’m always impressed by these guys,” Macauley said of sailors Alec Fisichella, Lucas Ingebritson, Nate Ingebritson

  • Support for working waterfronts

    Support for working waterfronts

    AUGUSTA — The Land for Maine’s Future (LMF) Board is seeking proposals for Working Waterfront Access Protection Program (WWAPP) projects. The Board will make awards up to approximately $2 million from LMF bond funds. The Maine Working Waterfront Access Protection Program provides funds to protect and secure commercial fishing access in Maine. WWAPP requires future

  • Maine fisheries groups support DMR Commissioner Keliher

    Maine fisheries groups support DMR Commissioner Keliher

    ELLSWORTH — Who says miracles don’t happen? In what must be a first in modern history, virtually every commercial fishing organization in Maine joined together to urge Governor-elect Janet Mills to keep Patrick Keliher on the job as commissioner of Marine Resources after she takes office in January. First reported in the Maine Lobstermen’s Association’s

  • Marine Patrol gets hardier boat for use around Stonington

    Marine Patrol gets hardier boat for use around Stonington

    STONINGTON — The Marine Patrol has launched a new boat in Stonington to support its work patrolling Maine’s most lucrative fishing port. The new 26-foot Patrol Vessel Moxie, built by Biddeford-based General Marine, replaces a 21-foot Boston Whaler. “The PV Moxie’s name represents the courage and determination of Marine Patrol officers,” Marine Patrol Col. Jon