University of New England
Maine Department of Marine Resources
The purpose of this one-day conference was to exchange information about non-native 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.
University of Maine School of Marine Sciences
Bates College hosted the 2013 meeting of the New England Estuarine Research Society in Portland, Maine. Several scientists and students presented results of Sea Grant-funded research, and Maine Sea Grant distributed publications from our display in the sponsor exhibit area.
Northeast Sea Grant Programs are coordinating a regional effort to prevent the Chinese Mitten Crab from becoming established in Gulf of Maine waters.
Jessica F. Muhlin
Assistant Professor of Marine Biology
Corning School of Ocean Studies
Maine Maritime Academy
Castine, ME, 04420
George Kidder III
Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory
Box 35, Old Bar Harbor Road
Salisbury Cove, ME 04672
Eelgrass is a valued component of shallow-water estuaries that provides habitat for many species, including juvenile mussels and fish, and maintains clean water. Eelgrass beds are in decline in many areas for various and unknown reasons. In upper Frenchman Bay, eelgrass declined from 85% to less than one percent since 1996. A community-based restoration effort began in 2007.