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Maine Sea Grant supports Maine Fishermen’s Forum through pandemic

Contributor: Natalie Springuel, Marine Extension Associate “It’s really cool to watch them grow.” That was David Wilson, a shellfish harvester and chair of the Harpswell Marine Resources Committee, talking about the quahogs that he and his fellow committee members are growing to help their town’s shellfish populations thrive. Wilson explained that they are using an […]

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Coastal Conversations Radio Program: Holiday seafood recipes and traditions

Coastal Conversations show: December 25, 2020 WERU 89.9 in Blue Hill and 99.9 in Bangor Host: Natalie Springuel, Maine Sea Grant Listen to the show on WERU archives For our December 25, 2020 show, we are talking about Maine seafood for the holidays! Our regular Coastal Conversations host Natalie Springuel teamed up with Sea Grant colleagues […]

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Coastal Conversations Radio Program: Downeast Heritage

Coastal Conversations show: October 23, 2020 WERU 89.9 in Blue Hill and 99.9 in Bangor Host: Natalie Springuel, Maine Sea Grant Listen to the show on WERU archives Our show today explores coastal Maine’s geological, cultural and natural-resource-based heritage. Maine communities are steeped in a history of living life close to the land and to the […]

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Where the river meets the sea: sampling the Penobscot River estuary

Contributor: Justin Stevens, Maine Sea Grant Marine Extension Associate and Sea-run Fish Ecosystem Project Coordinator Last week was National Estuary Week, and normally I would have been out in the field to survey the Penobscot River estuary, a 30 mile stretch where the river meets the sea. Every year for the past 10 years, I […]

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