Category Archive: Maine News

DMR asks Maine lobster industry to step up and deal with latent effort

ROCKPORT, ME – Two sessions focused on the future of the state’s lobster fishery drew standing-room-only crowds at the Maine Fishermen’s Forum on Feb. 28 and March 1. Over the forum weekend, the Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) released preliminary state statistics that showed another year of exceptional lobster landings.  At 125,953,876 pounds, 2013 …

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Maine DMR to hold coastwide lobster meetings in March

HALLOWELL, ME – Over the last year, Pat Keliher, commissioner of the Department of Marine Resources (DMR), has held many meetings with the lobster industry on a range of issues as part of his commitment to bring information to the industry and have a dialogue about potential changes. That process will continue in March when …

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UMaine seeks second DOE grant to build pilot wind farm off Monhegan

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ORONO, ME – In February, the Maine Aqua Ventus I (MAV-I) team submitted its proposal for a demonstration-scale offshore wind farm to the US Department of Energy (DOE) in the second qualifying round for $46.5 million in funding. If successful, the grant will go towards designing, deploying, and monitoring two six-megawatt wind turbines at the …

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Maine scallop success leads to early closures; lobster marketing progresses

HALLOWELL, ME – At press time, Maine scallopers were having to come to grips with the realities of the state’s commitment to rebuild the resource as a combination of growing abundance of small scallops and increased fishing effort prompted closures and other restrictions in key fishing areas. On Jan. 18, the Maine Department of Marine …

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Maine to cut glass eel landings by at least 25 percent; require ‘swipe cards’

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, GA – Maine’s glass eel fishermen will have to reduce their landings next year by 25% to 40% compared to this year under an agreement negotiated with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC).  Furthermore, eel industry participants likely will have to use a new swipe card reporting system developed by the …

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