Exploring the management of soft-shell clams in Maine

Submitted by Catherine Schmitt on Fri, 01/22/2016 - 11:54

by Elisabeth A. Maxwell

Before I ever thought of attending the University of Maine, I knew about the iconic New England Clam Chowder. It was a menu item that seemed a staple for any seafood restaurant, regardless of which coastline I visited. Back then, I never would have thought that one day I would be learning about the management system that makes the famous clam chowder possible.

Holiday Seafood Traditions, Part 1: Fall-Winter

Submitted by Catherine Schmitt on Wed, 11/25/2015 - 09:45

The December broadcast of Coastal Conversations on WERU-FM will be all about Maine’s winter holiday seafood traditions, past and present.

As part of our research, we rode the ferry out to Islesboro to visit with food historian Sandy Oliver. It seemed appropriate to sit in her kitchen, an open space dominated by an Atlantic wood-burning cookstove.

Calling all anglers and students! New Study of Freshwater Fish and Angling on Mount Desert Island Needs You!

Submitted by Natalie Springuel on Thu, 11/05/2015 - 12:38

Freshwater fishing on Mount Desert Island is a tradition that predates the creation of Acadia National Park and continues to this day.

Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island Historical Society, and Maine Sea Grant are working together to document the history of Mount Desert Island’s freshwater and diadromous fish populations.

News from Maine Sea Grant | Fall 2015

Submitted by Catherine Schmitt on Wed, 10/21/2015 - 11:21

EDUCATION HIGHLIGHTS

Vote for us! The animated video, “A Climate Calamity in the Gulf of Maine: The Lobster Pot Heats Up” by Maine-based O’Chang Studios is in the running for a Vizzie Award from the National Science Foundation’s Vizualization Challenge! Public voting for the People’s Choice Award begins in November; watch our social media pages for links.

Seaweed Scene 2015

Seaweed Scene 2015 was held as part of the second Maine Seaweed Festival on the waterfront campus of the Southern Maine Community College in South Portland, ME, on August 29. Year 4 of the “Seaweed Scene” meetings, “Seaweed Scene 2015” continued the tradition by reviewing the progress and challenges, sea farmers and products, and lessons learned from the most recent seaweed culture season in Maine and Long Island Sound. Special guests from Canada also shared their progress in the development of seaweed aquaculture in the province of Quebec.