Many Mainers are familiar with the state’s lucrative fishery for transparent “glass eels,” or elvers. They can fetch thousands of dollars a pound when shipped to Japan, China and other Asian countries, where they are grown to market size.
The commercial fishing industry is always beset by uncertainty. But in the Gulf of Maine, climate change is amplifying the risks. The waters off Maine are warming faster than most of the planet’s saltwater oceans, disrupting coastal ecosystems and economies.
‘The Wave Of The Future Is Breaking, Right Here In Maine’ - Aquaculture And Maine Entrepreneurs
Maine's 21st century saltwater farmers are using new techniques and technology to produce scallops, oysters, salmon and eels — to name just a few. All this week Maine Public Radio is profiling innovators who want to take Maine's aquaculture industry to the next level.
The United States and Canada reached a last-minute deal Sunday to salvage the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which is a "hopeful" sign for Maine Dairy Farmers, according to a state trade group.
'Aquaculture's Next Wave' Explores How Maine Entrepreneurs Are Navigating Changing Seas
This week we’re taking a deep dive into aquaculture and its potential to add real value to the state’s coastal economies. In “Aquaculture’s Next Wave” we will meet the innovators who are trying to take seafood farming to a new level in Maine.
Despite pushback from local officials, the U.S. Department of Labor has approved much of a new state policy requiring Maine's three regional workforce boards to spend at least 70 percent of their budget on direct job training.
Nonprofit community development organization Our Katahdin has been awarded $5.3 million from the federal government to make infrastructure improvements at the site of the former Great Northern Paper Mill in Millinocket.