Collaborative Initiative Studies How to Aid Recovery of Maine’s Coastal Fisheries

Sixty years ago, Maine was home to a thriving coastal groundfishing industry. Now that has all but gone, and fishermen here are reliant on just one species—lobster—to make a living. The challenge of revitalizing that multi-species fishery is the central theme of an outreach effort being conducted by scholars at Bowdoin and elsewhere. Key to meeting that challenge, they say, is securing better river access for anadramous, sea-run fish like alewives—once an important food source for groundfish such as cod. Read more about the recovery of Maine’s coastal fisheries.

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