Jamie Johnson, manager at Jess's Market in Rockland, filets some fresh fish

Fish Market Focus: Jess’s Market, Rockland

4/24/2012 - On a recent cloudy April afternoon, Jamie Johnson was up to his elbows in sole, black bass, and halibut. Johnson is a manager at Jess’s Market in Rockland, a busy seafood supplier to the Midcoast region. Johnson married into this family fish market business, but his knife skills and product… SEE MORE
A beautiful April afternoon in Owls Head.

Exploring a Hidden Gem: Owls Head

4/10/2012 - Sometimes small towns can go overlooked. And sometimes those same small towns can have an attraction that, were it located in a more well-known destination, would bring far more visitors than it actually does. Owls Head is one such place. The lighthouse and surrounding state park are both perfect places… SEE MORE
Jesse Leach heads upriver to his oyster farm.

Oysters, Surprising Protector of the Bagaduce River

3/29/2012 - Native Americans called this place matchebiguatus, which means place where there is no safe harbor. They were referring to the currents and tidal flats and rocks and reversing falls of the Bagaduce River and Northern Bay. Depending on the tide, the river surges one way or the other beneath Route… SEE MORE
A close-up view of the elvers. Photo by Hannah Webber.

Maine’s “Glass Eel” Fishery Opens

3/22/2012 - Beginning today, March 22, the shores of Maine's tidal streams will become ragged with fyke nets, mesh mouths open wide to the sea, hoping to funnel migrating elvers into their holds. An elver is a baby American eel, Latin name Anguilla rostrata. They hatch somewhere in the Sargasso Sea near… SEE MORE
The new Maine Seafood Guide provides information on Maine seafood species, a guide to fishing methods and gear, and more.

New Maine Seafood Guide Debuts

3/21/2012 - I am delighted to announce the launch of the new Maine Seafood Guide, which provides information on Maine seafood species, a guide to fishing methods and gear, and more. This is the only Maine-specific reference for Maine seafood. I identified the need for such a resource while working on an… SEE MORE
The youngest eyes and ears onboard make the best lookouts in the fog.

Sailing to Frenchboro in the Fog

3/19/2012 - Sailing to Frenchboro in the fog seems natural to us. The fog is familiar on our way to the little working harbor, we’ve seen it before. Under our quiet sails, with Frenchboro to windward, we’re safe moving slowly, hearing distant working engines and keeping clear of passing islands. After many… SEE MORE
Karen Constant, half of the Maine-ly Smoked Salmon Company.

Heading Down the Road to Delicious Coastal Adventures

2/21/2012 - Fresh Crabmeat. Live Lobster. Cherrystones, Mussels, Clams. The handmade signs that decorate the roadsides of downeast Maine are clues to the region’s seafood industry, an independent and enterpreneurial collage of individuals and families who dig for clams and worms, collect periwinkles, dredge for scallops, rake seaweed, trap lobsters and crabs,… SEE MORE