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2010 Fishermen’s Forum
  • Published
    March 5, 2011

    Gov. LePage vows support for fishing industry growth, envisions more processing plants

    Gov. Paul LePage attended the 36th annual Maine Fishermen’s Forum in Rockport Friday, where he addressed more than 300 fishermen, clammers, lobstermen, aquaculturalists, scientists, fisheries regulators, and others involved in the fishing industry. He arrived at 10 a.m., and spent approximately 15 minutes in a suite talking with staff before he emerged, walking through the halls of the Samoset Resort, which ...

  • Published
    March 12, 2010

    Lobsters in a sea of bait plumes

    If lobsters amble so many feet in a day and the aroma of bait wafts in a radius of an average given distance, how many traps does each lobster get to choose from for its dining pleasure — and, of course, for the dining pleasure of its human predators? It sounds like a dreaded fifth-grade algebra problem. But the intersection of lobsters as they perambulate the ocean bottom with “bait plumes” that emanate from ...

  • Published
    March 2, 2010

    Maine Fishermen’s Forum begins March 4

    The 35th annual Maine Fishermen's Forum will open Thursday, March 4 at the Samoset Resort in Rockport. Highlights of the three-day event include discussions on lobstering, the herring and groundfish fisheries, collaborating with other types of businesses, and the impacts of other ocean-based activities on those whose income depends on maritime harvests. The forum will begin Thursday, March 4 with a seafood ...

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