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Executive Summary, Cumberland County Foodshed Assessment, Report 1, Barbara Ives Sep 2011

Executive Summary, Cumberland County Foodshed Assessment, Report 1, Barbara Ives

Local Food Systems

Like everyone else in these troubled economic times, Mainers are looking for ways to create jobs that will remain relevant and vital in a global economy, that cannot be outsourced, and that will regenerate rather than exploit our natural resources.

A growing number of people believe that a food system rooted in local farms, fisheries, and food production and distribution enterprises can strengthen Maine’s economy and its communities’ health, thereby increasing revenue and decreasing an expense that is crippling government agencies and individuals alike – healthcare. Business people who want to make a living related to food, and public and ...


Toward A Working- Waterfront Ethic: Preserving Access To Maine’S Coastal Economy, Heritage, And Local Seafood, Robert Snyder Jan 2011

Toward A Working- Waterfront Ethic: Preserving Access To Maine’S Coastal Economy, Heritage, And Local Seafood, Robert Snyder

Maine Policy Review

Maine has one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world, one for which people are willing to pay a premium. But for Maine fisherman, the coast is how they access their liveli­hood. In 2002 only 25 miles of Maine’s 5,300-mile coastline supported working-waterfront access. This article discusses creative and innovative strategies to preserve Maine’s working waterfront, including current-use taxation, purchase of development rights, and community-supported fisheries (CSF).


Building A Sustainable Seafood System For Maine, Robin Alden Jan 2011

Building A Sustainable Seafood System For Maine, Robin Alden

Maine Policy Review

In this article, Robin Alden notes that Maine could have one of the premier marine food systems in the world. However, that means adequate steward­ship of the Gulf of Maine ecosystem and diversifying the fishing industry beyond lobster by creating innovative public policy and a food system that supports community fishing.


By Land And By Sea, Amanda Beal Jan 2011

By Land And By Sea, Amanda Beal

Maine Policy Review

This short article discusses the results of the By Land and By Sea project, in which Maine fishermen and farmers came together to discuss common concerns and to forge new solutions aimed at re-envisioning a unified food system.


Slides: Next Evolutionary Steps In State Instream Flow Programs, Lawrence J. Macdonnell Jun 2009

Slides: Next Evolutionary Steps In State Instream Flow Programs, Lawrence J. Macdonnell

Western Water Law, Policy and Management: Ripples, Currents, and New Channels for Inquiry (Martz Summer Conference, June 3-5)

Presenter: Lawrence J. MacDonnell, attorney and consultant, Boulder, CO

27 slides


Changing Maine, 1960-2010: Teaching Guide, Richard Barringer, New England Environmental Finance Center Jul 2006

Changing Maine, 1960-2010: Teaching Guide, Richard Barringer, New England Environmental Finance Center

Maine History & Policy Development

Unlike forty years ago, none of us is now certain what the future holds for Maine – except that it will be different. Maine has been transformed by the events of the recent decades. We have come into a new world, a new time – a new historical era, if you will. This new era, like previous eras in Maine history, will require of us new ways of thinking, new ways of understanding, new ways of organizing ourselves as a community of people, if the values and culture we share and cherish are to endure and flourish.


Fish Or Foul? Will Aquaculture Carve Out A Niche In The Gulf Of Maine?, Philip W. Conkling Jan 2000

Fish Or Foul? Will Aquaculture Carve Out A Niche In The Gulf Of Maine?, Philip W. Conkling

Maine Policy Review

Despite early promise and an optimal environment, aquaculture has grown more slowly in Maine than it has in other parts of the United States and the world. As Philip Conkling explains, this is due to market forces, scientific and technical issues, cultural opposition, and, more recently, the threat of an endangered species listing for Atlantic salmon. While near-term prospects for significant expansion of the industry appear bleak, Conkling suggests that a fresh generation of pioneers may be able to carve out a new niche, but only by conducting “old fashioned” research and development—on the job, on the water, and ...


Evolution Of The Maine Lobster Co-Management Law, James Acheson, Terry Stockwell, James A. Wilson Jan 2000

Evolution Of The Maine Lobster Co-Management Law, James Acheson, Terry Stockwell, James A. Wilson

Maine Policy Review

In fisheries management circles, there is growing realization that traditional ways of managing marine resources are not working and that new approaches to management need to be tried. One of the most promising of these new approaches is co-management, where authority for managing fish stocks is shared between the industry and government agencies. This paper discusses the implementation of the new co-management system, which was initiated in the Maine lobster industry in 1995. The law has clearly been successful; it has been framed in a way to allow lobster fishermen to be able to generate rules to constrain their own ...


Developing A Cooperative Research Agenda For Maine’S Commercial Fisheries, Robin Alden, Linda Mercer Jan 2000

Developing A Cooperative Research Agenda For Maine’S Commercial Fisheries, Robin Alden, Linda Mercer

Maine Policy Review

This past year the Maine Department of Marine Resources sponsored a unique series of meetings involving fishermen, academic and government scientists, and fishery managers. The goal was to define a shared research agenda for Maine’s marine fisheries. Robin Alden and Linda Mercer summarize the results of these meetings. In doing so they address the question: “What do we need to know to properly manage Maine's major marine resources?” Alden and Mercer also conclude that the collaborative process these meetings helped to establish is one of the keys to the successful management of Maine’s marine resources.


Options For Managing Maine’S Fisheries: Fisheries Management From An Ecological Perspective, James A. Wilson Jan 1996

Options For Managing Maine’S Fisheries: Fisheries Management From An Ecological Perspective, James A. Wilson

Maine Policy Review

Jim Wilson counters the concerns raised by Ralph Townsend [this issue].The current policy course set by Marine Resources Commissioner Robin Alden is based on an approach to fisheries management which redefines the sustainability problem as an ecosystem problem. Wilson argues that, within this new paradigm, questions such as “how, when, and where” to fish (or not fish) are much more central than species-specific quota setting. These questions not only change the rules under which co-management is implemented but also may improve fisheries management in ways that quota systems have failed, that is the long term conservation of species and ...


Small Fishing Ports In Southern New England, Report To The National Science Foundation, Volume Ib, James Acheson, John T. Poggie Jr., Richard B. Pollnac Jan 1980

Small Fishing Ports In Southern New England, Report To The National Science Foundation, Volume Ib, James Acheson, John T. Poggie Jr., Richard B. Pollnac

University of Maine Office of Research Administration: Grant Reports

Social and cultural aspects of fisheries management were examined to establish basic data on the fishing communities and fisheries of southern New England. Five small ports were selected for study--Newport, Chatham, and Westport, Massachusetts; Newport, Rhode Island; and Stonington, Connecticut. These ports differ in terms of local, social, and geographical conditions, fishing styles, and emphases. Results of the study show that these ports act as a backup for the industry as a whole by (1) providing sources of fish for local markets; (2) using low energy models which reduce energy costs; (3) allowing individual fishermen a greater opportunity to find ...


A Model Of Adaptive Behavior In The New England Fishing Industry, Report To The National Science Foundation, Volume Iii, James Acheson, James A. Wilson Jan 1980

A Model Of Adaptive Behavior In The New England Fishing Industry, Report To The National Science Foundation, Volume Iii, James Acheson, James A. Wilson

University of Maine Office of Research Administration: Grant Reports

This volume is the third in a three volume series of reports submitted to the National Science Foundation for a project entitled "University of Rhode Island, University of Maine Study of Social and Cultural Aspects of Fisheries Management Under Extended Jurisdiction" (N.S.F. Grant Number AER77-060l8). This project was funded through the RANN Directorate of N.S.F. (Research Applied to National Needs), and was designed to provide data on social, cultural, and economic aspects of the New England fishinq scene which would be of value to those in industry and government concerned with managing the marine fisheries of ...


The Fishing Ports Of Maine And New Hampshire: 1978, Report To The National Science Foundation, Volume I, James Acheson, Ann Acheson, John R. Bort, Jayne Lello Jan 1980

The Fishing Ports Of Maine And New Hampshire: 1978, Report To The National Science Foundation, Volume I, James Acheson, Ann Acheson, John R. Bort, Jayne Lello

University of Maine Office of Research Administration: Grant Reports

This volume is part of a final report on social science aspects of fisheries management in New England and is divided into three sections. In Section I, general background information is given concerning aspects of the fisheries in northern New England. Included is a history of fishing in the area, general information on the coastal environment and biology of major species caught and a background on fishing boats and gear, marketing and processing, and the legal environment. Section II describes each of the ports in Maine and New Hampshire, as they were in the baseline year of 1978, outlining the ...


Essays On Social And Cultural Aspects Of New England Fisheries: Implications For Management, 1980 Final Report, Volume Ii, James Acheson Jan 1980

Essays On Social And Cultural Aspects Of New England Fisheries: Implications For Management, 1980 Final Report, Volume Ii, James Acheson

University of Maine Office of Research Administration: Grant Reports

This volume provides baseline data on the fishing communities and fisheries of New England, information on key values and social institutions, and a model for applying social science information to problems of fisheries management. Articles presented on institutions and values range from discussions of occupational commitment and types of fishermen and fish markets to studies of fishermen's wives and kinship. Several types of innovation, including a metal lobster trap and electronic fishing gear, are reported, and the social and economic factors that determine their adoption or non-adoption are considered. Four articles on applications of social and economic information to ...


Revised Draft Impact Statement Issued For Dickey-Lincoln, New England Division, United States Army Corps Of Engineers Jan 1978

Revised Draft Impact Statement Issued For Dickey-Lincoln, New England Division, United States Army Corps Of Engineers

Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project

The revised draft combines data previously published in two separate impact statements prepared by the Corps relating to the dams, reservoirs and Power Plants and by the U. S. Department of Energy for transmission facilities to link the St. John River development to the New England power grid.


Transmission Planning Summary : Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project Transmission Studies, United States Department Of Interior Jan 1976

Transmission Planning Summary : Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project Transmission Studies, United States Department Of Interior

Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project

This report summarizes the results of system planning, environmental, and location studies for transmission facilities associated with the proposed Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project in northern Maine. The studies recommend the construction of two 345-kV transmission circuits from a substation near the project along a route through western Maine into northern New Hampshire and Vermont. The plan will integrate the power produced by the project into the New England Power Pool Transmission System. Five alternate integration plans were identified and studied. Of the five plans, the recommended plan, which calls for the lines to be suspended from a single row of ...


Terrestrial Ecology Of The Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project, Corps Of Engineers, New England Division, Environmental Research & Technology, Inc Jan 1976

Terrestrial Ecology Of The Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project, Corps Of Engineers, New England Division, Environmental Research & Technology, Inc

Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project

This introduction of the St. John River watershed is situated in a transitional zone between the Boreal Forest Formation and the Eastern Deciduous Forest Formation. Second-growth forests representative of these two ecosystems cover extensive areas of the project site. The boreal forest forms a broad transcontinental belt in northern North America and Eurasia, with southern montane extensions. This northern forest is characterized by evergreen, coniferous trees, predominately spruce-fir The eastern deciduous forest, composed of broad-leaved hardwoods, extends throughout the eastern United States except Florida (Dasmann, 1968; Oosting, 1956).


[Letter From New England Regional Director To Division Engineer, New England Division, U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers], U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service Jan 1976

[Letter From New England Regional Director To Division Engineer, New England Division, U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers], U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service

Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project

The results of appraisals conducted jointly by this Service, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, and your agency concerning bald eagle, osprey, peregrine falcon, and great blue heron.


Fact Sheet : Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes, Maine, New England Division, United States Army Corps Of Engineers Jan 1976

Fact Sheet : Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes, Maine, New England Division, United States Army Corps Of Engineers

Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project

The purpose of the proposed Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Hydroelectric Project is to convert the natural energy of the upper St. John River in northern Maine for use as a source of electricity to meet future needs of New England consumers.


Account Book, Cecil Pierce, 1967-1991, Cecil Pierce Jan 1967

Account Book, Cecil Pierce, 1967-1991, Cecil Pierce

History of Maine Fisheries

Account book of Cecil Pierce, a lobster fisherman out of Southport (Me.). Records sales of lobsters and shrimp caught, including dollar amount received but not weight or quantities, and expenses paid for bait, license fees, supplies, utilities, boat maintenance and other items. Last page of book records expenses for “new house,” dated late 1970s. Pierce was credited for inventing one of the first plastic vents on lobster traps that enables smaller lobsters (“snappers” or “shorts”) to escape the traps unharmed, thus encouraging conservation of the species.


Records Of The State Of Maine Department Of Sea And Shore Fisheries, Maine Sardine Industry, 1966, Maine Sardine Industry Research And Quality Control Laboratory Jan 1966

Records Of The State Of Maine Department Of Sea And Shore Fisheries, Maine Sardine Industry, 1966, Maine Sardine Industry Research And Quality Control Laboratory

History of Maine Fisheries

Annual reports of the Maine Sardine Industry Research and Quality Control Laboratory, including grade summaries and case distribution of Sardines by can (e.g., keyless, key open), pack style (e.g., oil, mustard, tomato), and average number of fish per can in a given Season; also includes map showing division of coastal areas under the jurisdiction of the Maine Department of Sea and Shore Fisheries, 1966.


Records Of The State Of Maine Department Of Sea And Shore Fisheries, Lobsters – Traps, 1965, Maine Department Of Sea And Shore Fisheries, John F. Anderson Jan 1965

Records Of The State Of Maine Department Of Sea And Shore Fisheries, Lobsters – Traps, 1965, Maine Department Of Sea And Shore Fisheries, John F. Anderson

History of Maine Fisheries

Memorandum from John F. Anderson, Chief Coastal Warden, to Ronald W. Green, Commissioner, on L.D. #334 – An Act Limiting Number of Lobster Traps per Person, including the number of fishermen who set more than 250 and 350 traps, respectively, dated March 29, 1965


Ledger, Norman Davis, 1962, Norman Davis Jan 1962

Ledger, Norman Davis, 1962, Norman Davis

History of Maine Fisheries

Monthly ledger sheets of accounts kept by Norman Davis, a lobster fisherman out of New Harbor (Me.). Includes daily records of pounds, prices, traps hauled and stock for each month’s lobstering, as well as expenses for supplies, trap stock, gasoline, bait, and general maintenance. [Note: Oversized document necessitated scanning all pages in two parts.]


Records Of The State Of Maine Department Of Sea And Shore Fisheries, Dragger Permits, 1961-1966, Maine Department Of Sea And Shore Fisheries Jan 1961

Records Of The State Of Maine Department Of Sea And Shore Fisheries, Dragger Permits, 1961-1966, Maine Department Of Sea And Shore Fisheries

History of Maine Fisheries

Lists of permits issued to draggers operating in Casco Bay, Me., including name of the boat, its operator, and homeport, 1961-1966


Records Of The State Of Maine Department Of Sea And Shore Fisheries, Boat Surveys, 1961, Maine Department Of Sea And Shore Fisheries Jan 1961

Records Of The State Of Maine Department Of Sea And Shore Fisheries, Boat Surveys, 1961, Maine Department Of Sea And Shore Fisheries

History of Maine Fisheries

Surveys completed by wardens of various coastal districts in Maine that include the total number of outboard motor boats used at the “peak of [the] season” for various commercial fishing activities, including the lobster industry, clam and worm industry, weir fishing, seining, lobster pounds, and other miscellaneous fishing activities. the name of the warden is provided, but not the district or location. Also includes initial memo sent with the survey from the Commissioner of the State of Maine Department of Sea and Shore Fisheries to all coastal wardens, as well as a final grand total for the surveys.


Invoices, Norman Davis, 1960, 1969, Norman Davis Jan 1960

Invoices, Norman Davis, 1960, 1969, Norman Davis

History of Maine Fisheries

Collection of 192 invoices for Norman Davis, a lobster fisherman out of New Harbor (Me.) for the years 1960 and 1969. Records transactions with lobster dealers for lobsters sold, including pounds and prices, and supplies bought, including oil, gasoline, and bait. Dealers include Manley Gilbert of New Harbor (Me.), Small Bros. Wharf of New Harbor (Me.), and the Pemaquid Fisherman’s Co-operative of Pemaquid Harbor (Me.).


Records Of The State Of Maine Department Of Sea And Shore Fisheries, Maine Sardine Industry, 1960-1961, Maine Department Of Sea And Shore Fisheries Jan 1960

Records Of The State Of Maine Department Of Sea And Shore Fisheries, Maine Sardine Industry, 1960-1961, Maine Department Of Sea And Shore Fisheries

History of Maine Fisheries

Annual reports of the Maine Sardine Industry Research and Quality Control Laboratory, including grade summaries and case distribution of sardines by can style (e.g., keyless, key open), pack style (e.g., oil, mustard, tomato), and average number of fish per can in a given season, 1960-1961.


Records Of The State Of Maine Department Of Sea And Shore Fisheries, Maine Sardine Council, 1958-1966, Maine Department Of Sea And Shore Fisheries, Maine Sardine Council Jan 1958

Records Of The State Of Maine Department Of Sea And Shore Fisheries, Maine Sardine Council, 1958-1966, Maine Department Of Sea And Shore Fisheries, Maine Sardine Council

History of Maine Fisheries

Records of the Maine Sardine Council, including correspondence concerning use of various herring parts for non-food products (e.g., artificial pearl, nail polish, fire-fighting foam), 1958; minutes of the Research Sub-Committee of the Maine Sardine Council and the Maine Sardine Packers’ Association, 1959-1966; Nielsen reports to the Maine Sardine Council on the U.S. consumer sales and distribution of Sardines, some of which include both consumer selling prices and dealer buying prices by region and type of store, 1960-1962, 1965-1966; letter from the Commissioner for the Maine Department of Sea and Shore Fisheries to the U.S. Committee for Reciprocity ...


Records Of The State Of Maine Department Of Sea And Shore Fisheries, Maine Sardine Industry, 1957-1961, Maine Department Of Sea And Shore Fisheries Jan 1957

Records Of The State Of Maine Department Of Sea And Shore Fisheries, Maine Sardine Industry, 1957-1961, Maine Department Of Sea And Shore Fisheries

History of Maine Fisheries

Research reports of the Maine Sardine Industry ReSearch and Quality Control Laboratory on various aspects of the Maine Sardine industry, including sample tracking of defects and spoilage rates by packing method (e.g., keyless, key open, mustard, oil, tomato) and grade; fish count and weight; liquid content summary by type of liquid (e.g., oil or water); salt and moisture reSearch; reclassification of grades; distribution of fish by pack according to the geographical movement of the source of supply; comparison of transportation methods on quality of pack; comparison of storage methods prior to processing; comparison of quality by plant; major ...


Records Of The State Of Maine Department Of Sea And Shore Fisheries, Herrings And Sardines – Report Of The Maine Sardine Industry, 1957, Maine Department Of Sea And Shore Fisheries Jan 1957

Records Of The State Of Maine Department Of Sea And Shore Fisheries, Herrings And Sardines – Report Of The Maine Sardine Industry, 1957, Maine Department Of Sea And Shore Fisheries

History of Maine Fisheries

Report of the Maine Sardine Industry comparing labor and dollar value statistics between sardine packing and other manufacturing industries, 1957.