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 February 18 – One of the collaborative research projects we coordinate at MCCF is the Sentinel Survey...
Week of February 11 – I wanted to provide an update on the status of Governor Mill’s plans to pursue offshore wind energy...
Week of February 4 – According to the almanac, we are half way through winter.
Week of January 28 – We at MCCF have been exploring ways to transition how we manage fisheries and other coastal natural resources...
Week of January 21 – The Sunrise County Economic Council (SCEC), based in Machias, is leading an effort to explore the possibility of the designation of a...
Week of January 14 – Readers will recall that early this past summer Federal District Court Judge James Boasberg announced his decision to allow...
Week of January 7 – In mid-December the Governor’s Office of Energy here in Maine hosted a series of webinars...
Week of December 22 – Hopefully you have had a chance to purchase and enjoy some locally caught scallops since the season opened earlier this month.
Week of December 17 – Those of you who make your way around the island in your daily activities are witness to the lobster fishery every day.
Week of December 10 – Last month Governor Mills announced the State of Maine’s intention to seek the nation’s first...
Week of December 3 – Back in the fall, the US Department of Agriculture announced the Seafood Trade Relief Program.
Week of November 25 – For those interested in aquaculture, Maine DMR and the Maine Sea Grant Program are offering a series of remote meetings...
Week of November 19 – Maine’s lobster industry took a step towards improved trade with countries in the European Union recently...
Week of November 12 – When can I expect to get locally caught scallops?
Week of November 5 – The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) announced last week that...
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...