Natalie Springuel

The Oyster Trail of Maine

The Maine Oyster Trail is still being developed. Maine Sea Grant is working with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Maine Aquaculture Association, Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center, the Maine Office of Tourism, and In A Half Shell to build an educational experience for visitors and residents. This page will be updated as more information becomes available and the Trail becomes “official.”

Harvester perspectives on alewives, blueback herring, and American eels in Downeast Maine

Fishermen and women, by virtue of spending much of their time on the water with hooks, lines, traps, and nets, have intimate knowledge of coastal, marine, and freshwater ecosystems. They know, in detail, the local distribution, abundance, and behavior of the species they harvest, knowledge gained from years of first-hand observations and experimentation with different fishing techniques.

Aquaculture in Shared Waters

 
Photo of seaweed class with fisherman of the Corea Lobstermen's Co-op