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  • Lobstermen to discuss  whale protection rule

    Lobstermen to discuss whale protection rule

    ELLSWORTH — In March, NOAA Fisheries announced that the number of vertical lines connecting surface buoys to, primarily, lobster traps would have to be reduced by as much as 60 percent off the New England coast and in the Gulf of Maine to protect endangered right whales from entanglement in fishing gear. More recently, the

  • Status of intertidal lands occupies Legislature

    Status of intertidal lands occupies Legislature

    ELLSWORTH — Who owns Maine’s tidal flats, who can use them and how? Two of Maine’s legislative committees have struggled with those questions over the past few months and a bit of clarity has begun to emerge this month. On May 10, the Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry killed LD 1316, a bill offered

  • Summer nears with a tint of red

    Summer nears with a tint of red

    ELLSWORTH — It may still be a bit chilly on the water to be thinking about summer, but at least two signs of its approach have arrived along shore. Visit any boat yard and hoards of black flies will likely descend within moments of opening the car door. Look seaward and, according to the Department

  • New look for CruiseMaine and Maine cruises

    New look for CruiseMaine and Maine cruises

    PORTLAND — CruiseMaine, a section of the Maine Office of Tourism, has launched a new website designed to inform visitors, the travel industry and the Maine public about the state’s offerings as a cruise ship destination. “Maine has a lot to offer as a cruise destination, and we are working to make sure the travel

  • Jordan River is topic of COA talk

    Jordan River is topic of COA talk

    BAR HARBOR — Lauren Ross will discuss the dynamics of Trenton’s Jordan River estuary Tuesday, June 4, at 4:10 p.m. at College of the Atlantic. The free public talk, part of the Human Ecology Forum series, will be held in the McCormick Lecture Hall. The Jordan River is host to both mussel and clam harvesting

  • Great Harbor Regatta moves to Castine, for now

    Great Harbor Regatta moves to Castine, for now

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — High school sailors looking forward to a trip to Mount Desert Island to race in the sixth annual Great Harbor Regatta this weekend are in for a surprise. This year, they won’t be sailing Turbo 420 dinghies from the MDI Community Sailing Center floats off Clark Point. Instead, they will be back

  • Elver quota almost filled nearly three weeks early

    Elver quota almost filled nearly three weeks early

    Officially, the elver fishing season still has more than two weeks to run, but for most harvesters it’s already time to move on to some other occupation. By state law, Maine’s elver fishing season opens March 22 and ends June 10. By nature’s law, the season effectively closed on May 19, with fishermen having already