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Special Episode of Beyond Data Podcast Released – Resiliency in Maine’s Lobster Fishery & More

This special episode of the Beyond Data Podcast is reported from the Maine Fishermen’s Forum, which recently wrapped up here in Midcoast Maine. In this episode, we hear from Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) Commissioner Patrick Keliher on resiliency in the State’s … Continue reading

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Maine Legislators Make Attempt to Regulate Scallop Fishery

The Maine Joint Standing Committee on Marine Resources will hear a bill Wednesday that would put additional regulations on Maine’s scallop fishery at a time when the fishery is growing in both volume and value. The Bill, “An Act To … Continue reading

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Rule Changes and New Regulations for Embattled Maine Urchin Fishery

Yesterday, in the name of conservation, the Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) adopted rule changes and regulations for the State’s 2013-14 sea urchin season. The green sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis), which was little more than a pest to Maine … Continue reading

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Managing the Social, Economic and Environmental Components of the Maine Lobster Fishery

“Every fisherman must recognize that we cannot dismiss or trade one element for another and expect our communities to thrive. Long-term sustainability requires the management of [social, economic and environmental components] in concert.” -Matinicus Island Fisher Michael J. Ames in … Continue reading

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