August 14, 2020 By James Prosek National Geographic
Maine pioneered dam removal to restore salmon runs. Now millions of fish, among them alewives, are swimming upriver again to inland spawning grounds.
August 4, 2020 By Bill Trotter Bangor Daily News
More than seven years after Maine’s lobster fishery was certified as sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council, that certification is being revoked because of the impact the fishery has on critically endangered right whales.
July 3, 2020 By Thomas Gibbons-Neff The New York Times
The state’s lobster industry, already struggling before the virus, could be crippled as tourism dries up, leaving boatloads of crustaceans and no one to eat them.
June 5, 2020 By Darryl Fears and Juliet Eilperin The Washington Post
President Trump signed a proclamation Friday that opened the Atlantic Ocean’s only fully protected marine sanctuary to commercial fishing, dismissing arguments that crab traps, fishing nets and lines dangling hooks can harm fish and whales.