Current Projects

DV-16-24 Engaging shellfish stakeholders in assessing ribbon worm damage and identifying solutions

Monique Coombs
Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association
monique@mainecoastfishermen.org

Shellfish landings are a significant contributor to Maine’s economy: in 2015, the value of landings from clams, mussels, and oysters was more than $29 million dollars according to the Maine Department of Marine Resources. This value could be even higher if we addressed threats to the resource, such as the predatory milky ribbon worm.