Maine Seafood Guide

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The sea has provided food and a way of life to Maine people for centuries. Today, Maine seafood is a half-billion dollar industry that supports fishing families, working waterfronts, local economies, and our heritage. This is your guide to Gulf of Maine fish and shellfish available from Maine markets, purveyors, and restaurants. Select a species of interest to learn more and find out:

  • When is it in season?
  • How and where is it fished?
  • Can I catch it myself?
  • What are the health benefits and risks?
  • What do I look for when choosing, buying, and preparing?
     
alewife
black sea bass
blueback herring
bluefish
cod
crab
cusk
dogfish
eel
flounder
haddock
hake
halibut
hard clams

 

herring
lobster
mackerel
monkfish
mussels
oysters
periwinkles & whelks
pollock
redfish
salmon
sardines
scallops
sea u
rchin
seaweed
shad
shark
shrimp
skate
smelt
soft-shell clams 
squid
striped bass
swordfish
tuna
whiting
wolffish