Category Archives: Fisheries

Lobstermen’s group hands out awards

The Maine Lobstermen’s Association presented two awards to Maine Department of Marine Resources officials at the annual Maine Fishermen’s Forum in Rockport last weekend, according to a prepared statement released Wednesday by DMR. Marine Patrol Specialist Matt Talbot was given the annual Officer of the Year award and DMR Commissioner Patrick Keliher received the MLA […]

Lobster Madness

This year, 2012, is the weirdest I can recall in 14 years of writing about Maine’s commercial fisheries. It is stranger than 2008, when the economy tanked and took the price of lobster down with it, and more unusual than 2009, when the second half of the scallop season was nearly canceled and emergency closures […]

MLA statement on Canadian fishermen protests

Press release For immediate release August 8, 2012 For more information contact the Maine Lobstermen’s Association MLA Statement on International Commerce in Maine Lobster The Maine Lobstermen’s Association has been monitoring carefully recent disruptions in the transport of Maine lobster across the US-Canadian border destined for Canadian processing plants. MLA appreciates the attention of Canadian authorities […]

More video about DEI

The story about Downeast Institute for Applied Marine Research and Education that the BDN published this week focuses on lobster aquaculture research spearheaded by Dr. Brian Beal, DEI’s director of research. I drove to the town of Beals from Ellsworth on May 23 and spent a few hours talking to Beal and his assistants about […]