Category Archives: Business

Elver fishermen getting higher prices this year (so far)

Three weeks into Maine’s elver fishing season, the annual springtime fishery has been generating about $900,000 in income each week for the state’s licensed elver fishermen. With about 1,000 Maine residents holding elver licenses, including members of the state’s four Indian tribes, fishermen have on average been earning about $900 per week. According to Maine Department […]

These are the 4 most pressing marine management issues in the Gulf of Maine

For people prone to the lure of the ocean and who enjoy communing with other marine-minded people, there aren’t many gatherings anywhere as engaging as the annual Maine Fishermen’s Forum in Rockport. The forum, held each year at the Samoset Resort, offers a wide variety of topical sessions for the hundreds of people who attend — fishermen […]

Birds face threats in changing Maine landscape

What is good for the goose is not always good for the gander — especially when it comes to large-scale energy projects. The ‘goose’ in this scenario is energy consumers, who show a growing interest in reducing the use of fossil fuels in meeting their electricity needs, while the ‘gander’ is birds in general, and bats. Aerial animals sometimes pay the […]