Tourism

Newfoundland: Lessons for Maine

The Role of Tourism in Fisheries Crises: The Case of Newfoundland and Applications to Maine

Tourism is increasingly touted as a development opportunity for coastal and rural areas affected by natural resource decline. As commercial fisheries face depletion the world over, people look to tourism to help coastal communities recover from economic crisis, but little work has been done to explore if the investment in tourism can ever replace the full human ecological value of the fishery, including its impacts on a region’s culture, economy, and environment.

Municipal Guide to Clean Water Keri Kaczor Fri, 05/14/2010 - 16:27

Publication cover: Municipal Guide to Clean WaterTourism and the shellfish industry are both integral components of the Maine economy and way of life. Yet elevated fecal bacteria levels in coastal waters may pose a human health risk, leading to closures of valued beaches and shellfish growing areas.

Downeast Fisheries Trail

The Downeast Fisheries Trail has a new website!  Check it out for description of of the 45 sites on the Trail, events, activities, fantastic historical images, and much more.   Downeast Fisheries Trail also has a Facebook page.

What is the Downeast Fisheries Trail?
The Downeast Fisheries Trail is an educational trail that showcases active and historic fisheries heritage sites, such as fish hatcheries, aquaculture facilities, fishing harbors, clam flats, processing plants and other related public places in an effort to educate residents and visitors about the importance of the region’s maritime heritage and the role of marine resources to the area’s economy. The Trail builds on these local resources to strengthen community life and the experience of visitors.

Maine Healthy Beaches Program Esperanza Stancioff Tue, 02/17/2009 - 14:44