Waterfront

  • Feds seek end to whale suit

    Feds seek end to whale suit

    Now that they have released a new biological opinion, federal fisheries managers are asking a federal court to end ongoing litigation over the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale.

  • Meeting fails to quell salmon farm concerns

    Meeting fails to quell salmon farm concerns

    At each site, seawater would be pumped up into the pens from an ocean depth of 100 feet. Oxygen is constantly added to the inflowing water. Fish waste is continuously pumped up, filtered and compacted for transport to the mainland. Shipped from Searsport, low-sulfur marine oil would power the sites although solar energy options are being explored. Running 356 days a year, the sites would burn over 1 million gallons of diesel fuel annually.

  • DEP permit approved for Jonesport fish farm

    DEP permit approved for Jonesport fish farm

    In Jonesport, Kingfish Maine plans to use the same advanced technology to minimize impacts of effluent. The just approved DEP permit assessed the facility’s discharge plan to ensure that the area’s water quality will be maintained both at the discharge point as well as in the make-up of the effluent water.

  • U.S., Canadian officials discuss right whales

    As in previous meetings, both sides agreed to share techniques and solutions to keep the fishery healthy, reduce the risk of entanglements and create whale-safe maritime practices. The two countries also provided updates on current and future risk reduction measures.

  • Choppy waters limit crowd, times at Bass Harbor races

    Choppy waters limit crowd, times at Bass Harbor races

    Thirty-seven boats from across the region showed up, about half of what the race has boasted in the past. Some only had to travel from their mooring in Bernard to the starting line but others came from locales such as Prospect Harbor, Stonington, Beals, Searsport, Milbridge, Corea and Islesford.

  • Tall ships and schooners to ply the Penobscot

    Tall ships and schooners to ply the Penobscot

    BUCKSPORT — For the first time in 40 years, tall ships and schooners will sail the waters of the Penobscot River to celebrate the state’s bicentennial, which was in 2020. In July, several historic vessels will visit ports in the lower Penobscot River basin to honor Maine’s rich maritime past. Anchors will be in Bucksport,

  • After a tough year, oyster demand grows

    After a tough year, oyster demand grows

    “I was worried that there wasn’t going to be any wholesale market here last year,” said Joanna Fogg, the owner of Bar Harbor Oyster Co. Since she started selling her oysters in 2017, Fogg has been able to sell out every year. Last year was tough at the start, but she was able to make it through OK, with the pandemic more postponing her season than scrapping it entirely.