The View From Atlantic Avenue

After a long hiatus, the Island Ad-Vantages, a local publication, decided to bring back its local fisheries column in partnership with Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries. The column can be found in the weekly paper distributed every Friday. The most recent edition including a local fisheries log can be found below.

Week of October 29 – The Maine DMR closed all of Frenchman Bay on the eastern side of Mount Desert Island and extending westerly to include...
Week of October 22 – Grace Morey is heading to Memphis.
Week of October 15 – The Northeastern Regional Association of Coastal Ocean Observing Systems (NERACOOS) wants to hear from you.
Week of October 8 – I’ve written several times on the concerns about whether the lobster fishery represents a risk to the endangered Right Whales.
Week of October 1 – As the scallop fishing fleet starts to think about the upcoming harvest season that begins in early December...
Week of September 24 – Maine fishermen who are struggling due to hard-hitting tariffs can apply...
Week of September 17 – We’re looking forward to those succulent local scallops and the season will open in early December.
Week of September 10 – Have you asked Leroy a question yet?
Week of September 3 – I recently learned that nearly 250 people who work on Deer Isle commute here from as far away as Bangor.
Week of August 27 – I think the coast of Maine collectively sighed in relief last Wednesday as Federal District Court...
Week of August 20 – As of September 1, 2020 all vertical lines used in Maine’s lobster fishery...
Week of August 13 – Last week the University of Maine and the partners that make up the...
Week of August 6 – Why are there Great white sharks in Maine this year?
Week of July 30 – What’s been the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Maine seafood?
Week of July 23 – Communities like Stonington and Deer Isle rely on the seafood sector a great deal for jobs and economic activity.
Week of July 16 – MCCF is concerned about the people that live and work in our coastal fishing communities.
Week of July 9 – We’re starting to see large schools of Menhaden along Maine’s coast.
Week of July 2 – Earlier this spring, the State of Maine (Maine Technology Institute, Focus Maine, and project partners) . . .
Week of June 25 – We at MCCF are very proud of Gavin Eaton, a sophomore at Deer Isle-Stonington High School . . .
Week of June 18 – It’s that time of year when the high school seniors finish up their studies and graduate.
Week of June 11 – I hope readers have taken the opportunity over these past few weeks to witness the spring run . . .
Week of June 4 – “I enjoy people very much, and I feel that there are no dumb questions.” That’s what Captain Leroy . . .
Week of May 28 – The COVID-19 pandemic is causing many businesses to ponder how and when they can re-open . . .
Week of May 21 – This summer Pat Shepard, Collaborative Research Specialist for MCCF, will once again lead . . .
Week of May 14 – A few weeks ago we shared the news that the Maine DMR was initiating . . .
Week of May 7 – Many people have asked us about how the fishermen are handling their work . . .