Articles by: Ethan Genter

Ethan Genter

Ethan Genter

Former reporter for the Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander, Ethan covered maritime news and the town of Bar Harbor.
  • Fishermen test fitness tracker potential

    Fishermen test fitness tracker potential

    STONINGTON — For the last few months, a handful of Midcoast and Downeast fishermen have been donning fitness trackers on their wrists to find out if wearable technology can safely provide helpful data to support fishermen’s health and well-being. The Brunswick-based Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association has been working on projects to improve the mental health

  • Die-off fuels opposition to Cooke lease renewal

    Die-off fuels opposition to Cooke lease renewal

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Cooke Aquaculture’s request to continue operating two salmon farms off Black Island were met with resistance from regional fishermen and activists last week. The company sought to renew the leases for two net pen sites in the town of Frenchboro and had a hearing with the state Department of Marine Resources at

  • Herring fishery reopened for a day

    BAR HARBOR — The directed herring fishery for the inshore Gulf of Maine opened up for the first time since August last week after receiving a boost in quota from the Canadian weir fishery. Less than a day later, regulators announced that the season’s catch limit had been hit and the fishery was once again

  • Researchers look at direct seafood sales

    ORONO — A team of researchers is looking to learn about the direct seafood market across the country in order to strengthen local food systems and coastal communities. “Currently, there is a gap in national-level data on the domestic seafood system,” said Joshua Stoll, a marine policy professor at the University of Maine and one

  • NOAA awards $2 million for lobster research

    NOAA awards $2 million for lobster research

    BAR HARBOR — Several Maine scientists have received federal funding to learn how the American lobster is affected by environmental change in the Gulf of Maine and across New England. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Sea Grant announced $2 million in grants late last month for six projects as part of the American Lobster

  • Quahogs and oysters may be added to Bar Harbor ordinance

    Quahogs and oysters may be added to Bar Harbor ordinance

    BAR HARBOR — Surveys of Clark’s Cove have shown a steady population of quahogs and a growing number of oysters, prompting town officials to initiate the addition of the species to the town’s shellfish regulations. Maine is on the northern end of the quahog’s range. Some towns south of Bar Harbor have already added the