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2011 Maine 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 4, 2011

    Carbon in air leads to acid in oceans

    Whether human activity is responsible for the spike in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere or not, one result that must be dealt with is ocean acidification. That was the consensus of a panel that addressed those attending Clam Day at the Maine Fishermen's Forum March 3 at the Samoset Resort. Thursday's session was moderated by Sherman Hoyt of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Sea Grant, and ...

  • Published
    March 4, 2011

    Fishermen’s forum opens with red tide discussion

    Thursday was Clam Day at the 36th annual Maine Fishermen's Forum, and the day opened with a session on the state's efforts to understand the causes and results of the algal blooms that cause red tide. Department of Marine Resources Director of Biotoxin Monitoring Darcie Couture began the discussion in the Samoset Resort's Penobscot Bay Room by describing the history of paralytic shellfish poisoning monitoring. ...

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