A freshly shucked sea scallop with roe. Photo by D. Morse/Maine Sea Grant.

Understanding the Science, Industry Behind Scallop Fishing

15/2/2012 - The nearshore sea scallop fishery in Maine state waters has fluctuated over the years and declined recently. Scallops still thrive in Cobscook Bay, where harvesters collected them by hand (SCUBA diving, hence the descriptor "diver-caught" or just "diver scallop”) and by dredge. Dredge and trawl are the primary methods of… SEE MORE
image courtesy of Lesia Socher, presenter at the Feb 17 event

PechaKucha Night Midcoast Maine Announces 2012 Events

15/2/2012 - PechaKucha Night Midcoast Maine kicks off its 2012 season on Friday, February 17, at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) in Rockport. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the program begins promptly at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door. PechaKucha Night Midcoast Maine’s events offer engaging, fast-paced… SEE MORE
The Ice & Smelt Festival will be held Feb. 3-4 at Mailly Waterfront Park in Bowdoinham.

A Festival of Smelt, Ice, and Fun in Bowdoinham

1/2/2012 - Anyone who has lived through a Maine winter knows that you need to find your fun outdoors or you'll go stir crazy waiting for spring and, eventually, summer. Luckily there are a bunch of great festivals that actually celebrate freezing your butt off outside, and surely one of the quirkiest… SEE MORE
Oysters at the annual Pemaquid Oyster Festival, held on the last sunday in September.

Maine Oyster Country: Newcastle and Damariscotta

30/1/2012 - Oyster cultivation on the coast of Maine is on the increase, thanks to our clean, cold, salty, water. This water is full of nutrients, and it's part of what gives our oysters their delightfully distinctive taste. Maine oysters have their moment in the sun, literally, on the last Sunday in… SEE MORE
A unique perspective on Union Hall and the Shepherd Block in Rockport, with Ragged Mountain in the background.

Our Winter’s Palette on the Maine Coast

29/1/2012 - This has been an unusual winter so far along the Maine coast, with many backyards still bare instead of being buried under a couple of feet of snow. This shot of downtown Rockport from the east, with Union Hall at the far left and the Shepherd Block at center, shows… SEE MORE