News Archive

This is a collection of news articles focused on shellfish projects across the coast, water quality, shellfish landings, red tide, and other coastal science news. Please feel free to reach out and suggest articles to post, using the Contact Us page.

Shellfish Projects

Quahogs Sittin’ in the Bags in the Bays (2020) https://www.ediblemaine.com/editorial-1/Quahogs-Sittin%E2%80%99-in-the-Bags-in-the-Bays

Shellfish lab finds a home in Bunkers Harbor (2020) https://www.ellsworthamerican.com/maine-news/waterfront/shellfish-lab-finds-a-home-in-bunkers-harbor/

Five projects awarded Maine coastal resilience innovation grants totaling $152K (2020) https://www.mainebiz.biz/article/five-projects-awarded-maine-coastal-resilience-innovation-grants-totaling-152k

How do your clam flats grow? Project to boost clam numbers underway (2020) https://www.mdislander.com/maine-news/how-do-your-clam-flats-grow-project-to-boost-clam-numbers-underway

Shellfish study highlights changes in Damariscotta River (2020) https://www.boothbayregister.com/article/shellfish-study-highlights-changes-damariscotta-river/128911

Clam re-seeding is latest chapter in ‘cool story told by a clam digger’ (2019) https://knox.villagesoup.com/p/clam-re-seeding-is-latest-chapter-in-cool-story-told-by-a-clam-digger/1831630

Water Quality

Maine Water Report (2020) https://www.mainewater.com/water-quality/water-quality-report

DEP Disputes Maine Water is Dirty (2019)  htpp://www.pressherald.com/2019/07/26/dep-pushes-back-on-report-says-vast-majory-of-maine-beaches-free-from-contamination/

Some Worry Maine Beaches Are Not Up to Par (2019) https://www.wmtw.com/article/maine-dep-says-states-beaches-safe-after-report-raised-concerns-about-water-quality/28518837

Unsafe Chemicals Are Reportedly Showing Up In Maine Water (2019)  https://www.newscentermaine.com/article/news/health/pfas-chemicals-showing-up-in-public-water-supplies-in-maine-according-to-cdc/97-17058a9d-f2d3-430b-bade-a2bcaaa48071

How are Maine’s Lakes and Rivers Holding their Quality? (2018)  https://www.mainepublic.org/post/water-quality-how-are-conditions-maines-rivers-lakes-and-ocean

Are industries Polluting Our Water? (2018) https://www.conwaydailysun.com/portland_phoenix/news/this_just_in/industries-are-polluting-maine-s-waterways-and-getting-away-with-it/article_dea443fa-2c41-11e8-8fbe-9bbea7d89b3a.html

Shellfish Landings

Maine Lobster Landing Down 17% (2020) https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2020/03/06/maine-2019-lobster-landings-off-17-but-couldve-been-worse/

Commercial Fishing Landing Data (2019) https://www.maine.gov/dmr/commercial-fishing/landings/index.html

Maine’s Lobster Landing Down 100 Million (2018) https://bangordailynews.com/2018/03/02/business/fisheries/maines-annual-lobster-landings-drop-by-nearly-100m-in-value-largest-decline-ever/

Pollution Closers Impact on Commercial Shellfish Landings (2016) https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0964569116301144

Red Tide

Low to Moderate Red Tide Bloom Predicted for Maine (2020) https://coastalscience.noaa.gov/news/low-to-moderate-bloom-predicted-for-gulf-of-maine-red-tide-2020/

The Future is Here and It’s Helping Us Predict Red Tide (2020) https://bangordailynews.com/2020/01/13/news/midcoast/artificial-intelligence-could-help-scientists-predict-where-and-when-toxic-algae-will-bloom/

Red Tides are Lasting Longer In Maine (2019) https://www.newscentermaine.com/article/news/longer-red-tide-outbreak-impacting-maine-shellfish-industry/97-f3421fa7-e4c7-4ced-a0c3-e63b20cd1130

Some Resort To Criticizing Testing Due To Longer Red Ride Outbreaks (2019) https://www.pressherald.com/2019/08/19/unusually-long-red-tide-closure-leads-some-to-criticize-testing/

Red Tide Causing State Wide Shellfish Farm Closures (2019) https://wgme.com/news/local/how-red-tide-is-closing-shellfish-farms-across-maine

Red Tide Re-Emerging in Maine and Canada (2010) https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/supply-trade/red-tide-re-emerges-off-maine-canada

Coastal Science

Maine Coastal News (2020) http://www.mainescoast.com

Tiny Island off of Coast of Maine Could Help Shape How We Make and Use Renewable Energy (2020) https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/tiny-island-off-coast-maine-could-be-renewable-energy-model-for-rest-world-180974415/

Maine Season Business Feeling The Harsh Effect Of Covid (2020) https://www.npr.org/2020/05/16/856976458/maines-seasonal-businesses-feeling-economic-effects-of-the-coronavirus

Maine Coast Heritage Trust (2020) https://www.mcht.org/news/stories-from-the-coast/

Maine Bicentennial Could Mean More Innovation for Maine Coast (2019) https://www.mainetechnology.org/blog/maines-bicentennial-offers-opportunity-to-reflect-on-maines-amazing-legacy-of-ingenuity-while-also-highlighting-how-innovation-can-help-propel-us-forward/