2008

Watershed Kiosks

In 2006, staff at the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service Maine Field Office initiated a partnership with Maine Sea Grant to produce content for two informational kiosks planned for the lower Penobscot River region. The Penobscot River watershed is currently the subject of an unprecedented restoration plan that will restore access to over 1,000 miles of rearing and spawning habitat for Atlantic salmon, alewives, sturgeon, and other species of sea-run fish.

DV-08-019 The Gulf of Maine Lobster Fishery Conference: The Future of the Lobster Industry

Pat White
Gulf of Maine Lobster Foundation
PO Box 523
Kennebunk, ME 04043
207-985-8088

The commercial lobster fishery, the economic engine for so many coastal communities in the Gulf of Maine, is undergoing extreme changes. In 2008, an apparent drop in landings, lower prices paid to lobstermen for their product, and rising fuel and bait prices combined to pose an economic burden on lobstermen.