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  • Aquaculture proposals sought

    ARLINGTON, Va. — The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), is seeking proposals to develop regional pilot projects in support of sustainable aquaculture. Specifically, pilot programs should partner with industry to develop techniques and business models to grow domestic seafood production. A priority are projects that

  • Scallop farming’s future looks bright

    Scallop farming’s future looks bright

    ROCKPORT — It was 20 years ago that the Maine International Trade Center helped send a delegation from Maine to Aomori Prefecture in the north of Japan to get a peek at the secrets of that country’s highly successful scallop farming industry. Among the delegates were a couple of state employees, a couple of fishermen

  • Flare disposal is hot topic

    Flare disposal is hot topic

    AUGUSTA — A bill in the Maine Legislature aimed at establishing a safe way to dispose of expired marine flares has become a hot topic on the internet. The Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee heard testimony March 5 on LD 430 sponsored by Rep. Joyce “Jay” McCreight (D-Harpswell), who chairs the Marine Resources Committee.

  • Lobster license waiting list forms due soon

    Lobster license waiting list forms due soon

    AUGUSTA — The Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) is required by law to periodically contact individuals on the Limited Entry Zone Lobster License Waiting Lists, to determine if they wish to remain on the waiting list or if they no longer want a lobster license and wish to be removed from the waiting list.

  • Summer sailing sign-ups open

    Summer sailing sign-ups open

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Registration is now open for all 2019 youth and adult sailing programs at the MDI Community Sailing Center. “We are fortunate to have a majority of the same instructors back from last year,” a statement from the Sailing Center said, “and they are excited for another great season.” Programs include weekly half-day

  • Mays award

    Mays award

    ROCKPORT — Department of Marine Resources Commissioner Pat Keliher presented Harpswell fisherman Terry Alexander with the 2019 DMR Andy Mays Award of Excellence at the Fishermen’s Forum banquet Friday, March 1. The award is named for the first recipient of the award, Southwest Harbor scalloper and lobsterman Andy Mays who lost his battle with cancer

  • Summer sailing sign-ups open

    Summer sailing sign-ups open

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Registration is now open for all 2019 youth and adult sailing programs at the MDI Community Sailing Center. “We are fortunate to have a majority of the same instructors back from last year,” a statement from the Sailing Center said, “and they are excited for another great season.” Programs include weekly half-day

  • Historic Hinckley photos digitized

    Historic Hinckley photos digitized

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — This past summer Hinckley Yachts awarded a $2,500 grant to the Southwest Harbor Public Library in celebration of the company’s 90th anniversary. The library used the funds to add 1,400 Hinckley-related photographs to its digital archive. The images are of sail and motor yachts, working boats, and vessels Hinckley built for the

  • Hearing set for Gouldsboro seaweed farm

    Hearing set for Gouldsboro seaweed farm

    GOULDSBORO — The Department of Marine Resources will hold a public hearing, Tuesday, March 26 at 6 p.m. at the Gouldsboro Municipal Building,  on the application of Springtide Seaweed, LLC for a 20-acre, 10-year, aquaculture lease on a site located west of Stave Island in Frenchman Bay. The company plans to grow sugar kelp, skinny