Maine Green Crab Summit

 

Maine Green Crab Summit

 

Wells Conference Center
University of Maine | Orono, Maine

16 December 2013 9:00am - 5:00pm

 

The purpose of this one-day conference was to exchange information about green crabs and their impacts on Maine's coastal and marine resources, learn about different approaches for green crab control, and discuss future directions for management and research.

UPDATE 24 January 2014: The final report for the one-day green crab trapping survey that was done on August 27 & 28, 2013 is now available. Please select this link http://www.maine.gov/dmr/msf/greencrabsurveyreport.pdf to access the document.


UPDATE 21 January 2014: Posters now available!


UPDATE 29 December 2013: The Summit Webcast Recordings are now available for viewing. The event has been broken into 5 separate videos, labeled in order. The videos have NOT yet been edited, but check back on this page for edited videos in the future.


NOTE: The conference starts on file 1 of 5 at approximately the 45-minute mark.  


UPDATE 18 December 2013:

 Brian Beal presentation
Brian Beal
Green Crabs: Ecology, and Their Effects on Soft-shell Clams



 Dan Belknap presentation
Dan Belknap
Invasive European Green Crab Impacts on Salt Marshes in Maine


April Blakeslee presentation
April Blakeslee
Northwest Atlantic population structure and gene flow in the Green Crab

Bailey Bowden presentation
Bailey Bowden
Effects of Green Crab Predation



 



Chad Coffin presentation
Chad Coffin
Modernizing Maine's Municipal Shellfish Programs

 

Dan Devereaux presentation
Dan Devereaux
Adaptation to Changing Coastal Environments

Beth Fulton presentation
Beth Fulton
Analysis of whole green crab protein and its suitability for finfish feeds
 
Howse presentation
Ron Howse
Strategic Directions Building Marketing Strength


 

Kohl Kanwit presentation
Kohl Kanwit
Green Crab Trapping Survey



Chris McCarthy presentation
Chris  McCarthy
Estuary Therapy
Advances in Coastal Restoration at Kejimkujik National Park Seaside
 
Cynthia McKenzie presentation
Cynthia McKenzie
Green Crab Mitigation in Newfoundland: Lessons learned from a stewardship 

 

Hilary Neckles Presentation 
Hilary Neckles
Loss of Eelgrass Associated with Green Crabs in Maquoit Bay, Maine

  Denise Skonberg presentation
Denise Skonberg
Green Crab Processing and Value Added Product Development
 

 

 

 

Final Agenda:

 

Introductory Addresses

9:00-9:30

Dr. Brian Beal, University of Maine, Machias, ME – “Ecology and Status of the European Green Crab in Maine”

9:30-10:00

Chris McCarthy, Kejimkujik National Park, Nova Scotia, Canada  – “Case Study From Kejimkujik National Park – Seaside”

10:00-10:30

Dr. April Blakeslee, Long Island University, Brookville, NY – “Northwest Atlantic Population Structure and Gene Flow in the European Green Crab: Current Understanding of a Dynamic Invasion Front, Population Admixture, and Continued Anthropogenic Expansion.”

10:30-10:45

Break

Distribution, Abundance, and Impacts of Green Crabs in Maine

10:45-11:35

Kohl Kanwit, Maine Department of Marine Resources, Boothbay Harbor, ME – “2013 Maine Coast-wide Trapping Study”

Abden Simmons, Waldoboro Shellfish Commission – “Industry Perspective”

Bailey Bowden – Penobscot Shellfish Conservation Committee, Penobscot, ME – “Effects of Green Crab Infestation”

Dr. Dan Belknap, University of Maine, Orono, ME – “Invasive Green Crab Impacts on Low Salt Marsh in Maine – Sudden Increase in Erosion Potential”

Dr. Hilary Neckles, USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Augusta, ME – “Loss of Eelgrass Associated with Green Crabs inMaquoit Bay”

11:35-12:00

Panel Discussion

12:00-1:00

Lunch

Uses of Green Crabs

1:00-2:30

Dr. Denise Skonberg, University of Maine, Orono, ME – “Commercialization of the Green Crab”

Beth Fulton, University of Maine, Orono, ME – “Analysis of Whole Green Crab Protein and Its Suitability for Finfish Feeds”

Ron HowseTidalwater Seafood Company, Fredericton, NB – “Commercial Opportunities for Use of Green Crabs for Human Consumption for Various Markets”

Rachel Huntley, Atlantic Shellfish, Harrington, ME – “2013 Trap Fishery for Green Crabs”

John der Kinderen, WNWN LLC, Arundel, ME – “Green Crabs for Aquafeed

2:30-3:00

Break

Control and Management

3:00-4:30

Dr. Cynthia McKenzie, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Newfoundland, CA – “Green Crab Mitigation in Newfoundland: Lessons Learned From a Stewardship Harvest”

Chad Coffin, President, Maine Clammer’s Association, Freeport, ME – “Modernizing Maine’s Municipal Shellfish Programs”

Dan Devereaux, Brunswick, ME – “Municipal Management Adaptation to Changing Coastal Environments”

4:30-4:45

Patrick Keliher, Commissioner, Dept. of Marine Resources, Augusta, ME – Closing Remarks

4:45-5:00

Wrap up and next steps

 


 

 

Planning Committee:

Linda Mercer, Maine Department of Marine Resources
Kohl Kanwit, Maine Department of Marine Resources
Paul Anderson, Maine Sea Grant
Anne Langston, UMaine Aquaculture Research Institute
Hilary Neckles, US Geologic Survey
Brian Beal, UMaine Machias
Chad Coffin, Freeport
Dan Devereaux, Brunswick
Sara Randall, Freeport
Kathleen Leyden, Maine Coastal Program
Emily Norton, Maine Coastal Program


 

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