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Cooke Aquaculture Permit Renewal

FOBHB attended a DMR public hearing on the Cooke Aquaculture salmon farm permit renewal.  Most of the attendees opposed the renewal, which appeared to fall . . . read more »

Bagaduce Watershed Amateur Photo Contest

The Bagaduce Watershed Association and Blue Hill Heritage Trust are excited to announce The Bagaduce Watershed Amateur Photography Contest for Summer 2021. This contest is open to people of all ages . . . read more »

LD 1146 – An Act To Protect Maine’s Ocean Waters and Support Regulatory Oversight and the Long-term Health of the Aquaculture Industry

A draft bill has been drafted that would amend the Maine Revised Statutes that protect Maine’s ocean waters, support regulatory oversight, promote the aquaculture industry . . . read more »

Mussel Bound Inc. DMR virtual hearing Tuesday, April 6th

Mussel Bound Inc. has a DMR virtual hearing scheduled for Tuesday, April 6th at 5pm. The hearing is for the renewal of an aquaculture permit . . . read more »

Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Habitat Management Series – Spring 2020

This issue of the Habitat Management Series provides a broad description of current and common marine aquaculture (mariculture) practices along the Atlantic seaboard and some . . . read more »

Cooke Aquaculture USA, Black Is., Frenchboro Permit Renewal

Cooke Aquaculture USA has posted a renewal for its salmon pens off Black Island.  This Cooke site is included in the DEP’s September fine settlement . . . read more »

Blue Hill Harbor Dredging Plan

The Army Corps of Engineers presented a draft dredging plan to the Blue Hill town council in July 2019.  The general plan is to dredge . . . read more »

Blue Hill Bay shellfish ban

On Saturday, September 23, the Department of Marine Resources announced that Blue Hill Bay will be closed indefinitely to shellfish harvesting. The area includes the area . . . read more »

Hardwood Island Lease

Hardwood Island—blue mussels Friends of Blue Hill Bay president, Don Eley and FoBHB legal counsel, Sally Mills, have attended, as intervenors, Department of Marine Resources . . . read more »

Long Island Lease Pending

Long Island—blue mussels Erick Spencer Swanson applied to renew his lease east of Long Island, which was due to expire May 23rd of this year. . . . read more »