PORTLAND, Maine - Interstate fishing regulators say the quota is almost tapped out in one of the most productive herring fishing areas of the Northeast, and they're shutting the fishery down for the rest of the month.
As CMP Transmission Line Plan Charges Ahead, Opposition To The Project Grows In Maine
Central Maine Power (CMP) says that it is ready to negotiate the terms of its bid to build and upgrade 145-miles of high-power transmission lines that would bring electricity from Canada's Hydro Quebec dam system to Massachusetts customers. The move comes as regulatory hearings in Maine and Massachusetts are ramping up, and as opposition may be growing more organized.
NOAA Declares Seal Die-Off An 'Unusual Mortality Event'
The federal government is declaring the deaths of hundreds of seals off the New England coast this summer to be "an unusual mortality event,” and it is warning the public to stay away from the stranded animals if they encounter them along Maine's beaches.
Animals Are Trying To Adapt To The Gulf Of Maine's 'Marine Heatwave'
Water temperatures in the Gulf of Maine are on course to be some of the warmest on record, and the "marine heatwave" is being associated with disruptions in the gulf's ecosystem. Some animals in the Gulf, though, seem to be adapting to the changes.
On Wednesday, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife issued an emergency rule that further delineated legal practices by the state’s bear hunters. The impetus for that decision: Wildlife officials had become aware of a device they are concerned could harm federally protected Canada lynx.