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  • Published
    April 29, 2021

    Fishing Heritage Foundation supports LD 101

    Protect Maine's Fishing Heritage Foundation is supporting LD 101 which would pause all wind energy projects in state waters. The bill is sponsored by Rep. Billy Bob Faulkingham, R- Winter Harbor. Executive Director of PMFHF Crystal Canney said, “Responsibly developed offshore wind energy, done in a way that addresses concerns of the state's vital fishing communities, is an essential part of efforts to address the ...

  • Published
    April 26, 2021

    Megunticook Rowing will virtually row the coast of Maine

    Maine has the fourth longest coastline of all states in the U.S. — 5,597,298 meters. Megunticook Rowing has set a challenge to “row” the length of Maine's coastline this winter. The team is finishing up on May 1. The public is invited to come to the green in Camden or the Midcoast Recreation Center in Rockport Saturday, May 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., cheer on the team, sign up to row, or “purchase” some meters ...

  • Published
    April 22, 2021

    Camden Classics Cup is coming in July

    Sixty-three boats have already registered for the 5th Annual Camden Classics Cup regatta, which will take place July 29 through 31. The regatta structure this year will be different based on current Maine State COVID-19 guidelines and the Camden boatyard improvements project. What will be the same are two days of racing on Penobscot Bay. The Youth Regatta is Friday, July 30 and the fleet will dress ship for the ...

  • Published
    April 22, 2021

    Marine Resources publishes updated shellfish handbook

    The Maine Department of Marine Resources has published an updated handbook to help managers at the local and state level sustain Maine's shellfish resources. With a landed value of over $24 million in 2020, Maine's shellfish resources are a critical part of Maine's coastal economy. But changing ocean temperatures, shellfish predation, land use, and fluctuating markets pose threats to the industry, which relies on ...

  • Published
    April 22, 2021

    Library presents Pirates and Lost Treasure of Coastal Maine

    The Camden Public Library's Maritime Month Series wraps up with an exciting online presentation entitled “Pirates and Lost Treasure of Coastal Maine” by author and pirate re-enactor Greg Latimer Thursday, April 29, at 6 pm. Latimer will offer insightful and factual information about Maine-based pirates, as well as pirates from “away,” who traveled to Maine for a variety of purposes, both nefarious and legitimate. ...

  • Published
    April 21, 2021

    Proposals sought for At-Sea Monitoring Training Program

    The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, in cooperation with the National Marine Fisheries Service's Northeast Fisheries Science Center, is issuing a Request for Proposal to conduct components of the At-Sea Monitoring Training Program for the NEFSC. NMFS is required to collect biological and compliance data aboard U.S. domestic fishing vessels, data which cannot be obtained at the dock or on research ...

  • Published
    April 15, 2021

    Atlantic Herring Area 1A days out webinar set for April 22

    Atlantic Herring Management Board members from the states of Maine, New Hampshire and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will meet via webinar April 22 from 10 a.m. to noon, to discuss days out measures for the 2021 Area 1A (inshore Gulf of Maine) fishing season. Days out measures can include specification of the number of consecutive landings days, weekly landings limits, and restrictions on at-sea transfers. Part...

  • Published
    April 15, 2021

    Local author looks at women in the Maine fishing industry

    Camden author Ali Farrell has released her second book, “Pretty Rugged,” which sheds light on the many women working in Maine's commercial fishing industry. The 2-year process includes many stories of the lives of Maine fishermen: authentic stories of dangerous situations faced out on the water; the realities of the fishing lifestyle; and family history on generations of local Maine fishermen; the tight-knit ...

  • Published
    April 15, 2021

    Maine Maritime Academy readies for near-normal fall

    Maine Maritime Academy is preparing for “near-normal” campus operations this fall. “We are incredibly proud to have been able to maintain in-person instruction throughout the last two semesters and look forward to a continued return to normalcy this fall,” said William J. Brennan, president. “Hands-on learning is essential to our educational mission and critical to the success of all students.” Due to a commitment...

  • Published
    April 10, 2021

    Ecologist to discuss Maine’s seagrass meadows

    Marine ecologist Katie DuBois will lead a presentation, “Saving Maine's Seagrass Meadows,” in an online webinar offered by Merryspring Nature Center Tuesday, April 20 at noon. Historically, over 35,000 acres of seagrass meadows lined the Maine coastline. These marine meadows not only boost the health of coastal ecosystems but also have enormous positive impacts on Maine fisheries. But Maine seagrass meadows have ...

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