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Whale Entanglements on the West Coast Prompt Court Cases, Voluntary Measures

Thus far in 2017, an alarming number of North Atlantic right whales have been found dead, primarily in the Gulf of St. Lawrence but also in the waters off Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Some of the … Continue reading

Guest Column: Ocean acidification Q & A

Richard Nelson, a Friendship lobsterman who serves on Maine’s Ocean Acidification Commission, was contacted by Emily Zaleski, a high school sophomore from New Hampshire, who had questions about the impact of ocean acidification in the … Continue reading

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Steaming Ahead

On September 14, Maine Marine Patrol charged William Haas of Lamoine with fishing 44 traps over the limit, fishing untagged gear and fishing more traps per trawl than allowed. As a result of a new … Continue reading