Category Archives: Marine life

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 […]

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 […]

When I say scallops, you say….

Scallops. Is the state of the bivalve resource healthy or not? People who consistently follow news reports about the shellfish can be forgiven if they’re not exactly sure. This AP story about scallops, which appeared in print and on air this past week, indicates that the industry is “booming.” The story is about incidental catch […]