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  • Published
    February 4, 2021

    Weekly Marine Outlook

    Our weather pattern will remain active through the late week, weekend, and into early next week. Rounds of storms will bring periods of rain and winter mix along the coast with seas remaining rough, especially offshore. Sunday night and into Monday will bring the strongest storm of the series with strong gusts and seas building over 10 feet along the northern Gulf of Maine.

  • Published
    February 1, 2021

    Webinar offered on protecting sea run fish in Quantabacook Lake

    Terry Young, president of Georges River Trout Unlimited, will lead an online webinar about efforts to protect sea run fish species in Quantabacook Lake Tuesday, Feb. 16, at noon. The webinar is presented by Merryspring Nature Center. The dam on Quantabacook Lake in Waldo County is approximately 500 feet long, with a 90-foot spillway. Each May, nearly 140,000 alewives enter the lake to spawn and then return to ...

  • Published
    January 29, 2021

    Corning School of Ocean Studies hosts seminar series

    Maine Maritime Academy's Corning School of Ocean Studies is hosting a seminar series this spring to examine new and evolving research related to the Marine Biology, Oceanography, and Coastal and Marine Environmental Science majors that are offered at MMA. The Spring 2021 Seminar Series consists of six virtual presentations by experts in climate impacts on lobster fisheries and mercury pollution, oil spills and ...

  • Published
    January 28, 2021

    UMaine graduate leads study on American lobster

    A team of researchers recently published their research on the effects of ocean warming and acidification on gene expression in the earliest life stages of the American lobster. The researchers were from the University of Maine Darling Marine Center in Walpole, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in East Boothbay, and Maine Department of Marine Resources in West Boothbay Harbor. The work was published in the ...

  • Published
    January 28, 2021

    Fisheries Commission sets 2021 Winter Meeting Webinar

    The final agenda and meeting materials for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's 2021 Winter Meeting Webinar, Feb. 1-4, are now available at ~ click on the relevant Board/Committee name to access the documents for that Board/Committee. For ease of access, all meeting documents have been combined into one document: Main Meeting Materials. Supplemental materials will be posted to the website on Wednesday...

  • Published
    January 28, 2021

    Weekly Marine Outlook

    Low pressure will exit the Gulf of Maine to the east on Thursday with some lingering areas of rain and snow offshore. This will be followed by a push of arctic air Friday that will result in gusty northwest winds and some snow showers. Cold air will continue to rush in on Saturday as we return to sunny skies for the weekend. Broad low pressure will pass by offshore during the early week with an uptick in east to ...

  • Published
    December 16, 2020

    State launches Maine Seafood branding and promotion initiative

    The Maine Department of Marine Resources, with support from Gov. Janet Mills, is launching a branding and promotion initiative to celebrate Maine Seafood and to help consumers find and enjoy it in the comfort and safety of their home. While rapidly changing seafood markets due to the coronavirus pandemic have posed challenges for seafood producers, retail seafood sales are up 35% compared to last year, according ...

  • Published
    December 16, 2020

    Midcoast boatbuilding experts collaborate on a classic yacht

    The Hood 57 by Lyman-Morse is a Classic Express yacht launched in October 2020. Chris Hood, of CW Hood Yachts, developed the yacht's original design and concept, worked with Stephens Waring Yacht Design in Thomaston, on the design, and then brought the project to the Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding Company for its execution of craftsmanship. “Lyman-Morse has been working with the Hood family since we got into the ...

  • Published
    December 16, 2020

    Hardhead Island designated as priority nesting island

    Maine Coast Heritage Trust, a statewide land conservation organization, has announced its donation of Hardhead Island in Penobscot Bay to the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge for ongoing management as a seabird nesting island. “For decades, Hardhead Island has been on the list of most important seabird nesting islands needing long term protection and management. This is yet another case of where ...

  • Published
    December 10, 2020

    Museum launches The Captains’ Quarters

    The Sail, Power, and Steam Museum will be hosting the first online event of their winter speaker series Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 6:30 p.m., and sharing their mission of celebrating the maritime and industrial heritage of Midcoast Maine and beyond. “Captains' Quarters: Stories of the Arctic Explorer, the schooner Bowdoin” will take place utilizing the online portal, Zoom. Registration is required and available on the ...


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