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    • Echo Lake Togue and Salmon Continue To Thrive

      Echo Lake Togue and Salmon Continue To Thrive The bios in Region B have been busy on central Maine lakes recently, keeping an eye on salmon and lake trout growth in Echo Lake. The central Maine lake occupies parts of Fayette, Mount Vernon and Readfield. IFW fisheries biologists use nets as […]

    • Collaborative Initiative Studies How to Aid Recovery of Maine’s Coastal Fisheries

      Collaborative Initiative Studies How to Aid Recovery of Maine’s Coastal Fisheries Several Bowdoin professors are involved in a collaborative project aimed at highlighting the challenges of restoring Maine’s coastal fisheries, particularly the groundfish industry. Key to meeting that challenge, says John Lichter, is helping the state’s sea run fish species, […]

    • Biologists Research Migratory Patterns Of Coastal Stream Brook Trout

      Biologists Research Migratory Patterns Of Coastal Stream Brook Trout Salters, or sear run brook trout, possess a certain mystique. Brook trout are most closely associated with cool, mountain streams, but as many avid brook trout anglers know, you can find them throughout Maine in streams that remain cool in the […]

    • ‘Ugly’ snails, once ignored by fishermen, now a prized catch

      ‘Ugly’ snails, once ignored by fishermen, now a prized catch LITTLE COMPTON, R.I. — Cooking a channeled whelk is not for the squeamish. But sliced and sprinkled over a bed of linguine, it’s a chewy delicacy in old-fashioned Italian eateries along the East Coast. The sea snails known by Italian-Americans […]

    • Maine Fishermen Busted for Illegal Scallops

      Maine Fishermen Busted for Illegal Scallops Maine captain offloading catch in Gloucester accused of hiding $6,000 of scallops in hold A Maine captain faces prosecution after an inspector, who was checking the boat as scallops were offloaded Thursday in Gloucester, reported finding additional shellfish, worth more than $6,000, hidden in the vessel’s […]

    • Hatchery fish kill was predictable

      Hatchery fish kill was predictable While the press release reported an “unexpected reduction in water flow” killed lots of juvenile landlocked salmon at the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife’s Casco hatchery, it was entirely predictable. And the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife’s failure to ask the legislature for funding […]

    • Lakers consider new boat ramp on Rock Haven Lake

      Lakers consider new boat ramp on Rock Haven Lake A group of lake property owners gathered at the West Newfield Town Hall on Saturday, June 11, to discuss the possibilities of building a new boat ramp in the community. Back in 2012, State Biologist Francis Brautigam, of the Maine’s Inland […]

    • What you should know if you see this toothed monster in a Maine river

      What you should know if you see this toothed monster in a Maine river A close encounter with a sea lamprey might seem like the stuff of nightmares. Long, eel-like critters with a set of sharp teeth, lampreys look and act like Stephen King’s version of a leech. They feed […]

    • Regulators revisit chance of reopening Maine shrimp fishery

      Regulators revisit chance of reopening Maine shrimp fishery PORTLAND, Maine — Interstate fishing regulators are revisiting the possibility of reopening Maine’s shrimp fishery, now in its third year of a shut down since warming oceans have negatively affected the shrimp population. Maine shrimp were once a popular seafood item in […]

    • Shad, river herring pouring into Penobscot in Maine

      Shad, river herring pouring into Penobscot in Maine Several years ago, before the removal of two dams on the Penobscot River as part of the Penobscot River Restoration Project, I spoke with a conservationist who had a pretty good idea what would transpire in the future. That man, Jeff Reardon […]

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