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Jun 14, 2022

Maine PUC caves to industrial sprawl in our region approving taxpayer funding of a powerline upgrade to benefit power eaters like the proposed Nordic aquafarm with Section 80 powerline decision

Below read the 6 minute transcript of the  Section 80 Powerline decisionmaking on June 14, 2022  by each of the three PUC members:  Chair Phil Bartlett, Patrick Scully and Randall Davis.   Listen to audio of the 6 minute section of the meeting

At issue is whether (1)  a non-wires distributed power system including solar, lunar  and wind would be adequate to the projected future or (2) stay with the wires-only and  make them massive   and replace all the main powerlines    All three voted for Maine to stay  hooked on wires.  No grid? No go!    Seemingly  uneasy with Change  unready for that newfangled eco-stuff'.  Many a buggywhip maker felt the same , time back

Chair Bartlett: "[T]he evidence does not support a finding that the proposed non powerline alternative meets the applicable reliability criteria and can reliably meet the identified need. " Can['t depnd on the fickle sun moon and ...tide?

PUC Chair Phil Bartlett opened the June 14th meeting

Good morning. Welcome to deliberations of June 14, 2022. We have six items on our agenda today.

The first is Docket Number 2011 -138. Pending before us is CMPs petition for Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to rebuild Section 80, which runs between Windsor and Warren. 

The non wires alternative coordinator issued a report identifying an unwired alternative for our consideration. 

Pursuant to 35A MrsA 30 sec 31 and 32, we first must assess whether there's a public need for the proposed transmission line. 

Here the need has been well documented over the years. The potential need for this project was identified over a decade ago, but deferred for consideration of non transmission alternatives. 

More recently, ISO New England found reliability deficiencies in studies conducted in 2020 and 2021, and reaffirmed the need for this project at a technical conference in February of this year. 

Accordingly, I find that there is a public need as required by Section 31-32. 

The next question is whether the identified need can be reliably met by the non wires alternative. 

What is striking about this record is how many disputes of fact there are around seemingly technical issues. In some cases, the parties seem to be talking past each other with respect to the import or need for certain studies and analysis. 

After reviewing the record, I tend to agree with the examiner's report that the evidence does not support a finding that the proposed non powerline alternative meets the applicable reliability criteria and can rely reliably meet the identified need. 

Of particular significance is the potential impact on the sub transmission system of the non wires alternative. 

The Section 80 rebuild proposal put forward by CMP was limited to the bulk electric system. In contrast, the non wires alternative relies on upgrades to the underlying 35.5 KV system. CMP's analysis identified adverse impacts on the lower voltage system that would need to be resolved. 

The NWA coordinator did not study this impact and offered no analysis to counter this evidence.

Another issue in dispute was whether to consider the winter peak. Doing so is consistent with their criteria. And there's significant evidence in the record that questions the adequacy of relying on DRS as proposed to the NWA during the winter peak.

 Given the reliance on solar generation, it'd be irresponsible not to consider whether the reliability achieved in the summer months would apply to the winter peak as well. 

For these reasons, as well as others detailed in the examiner's report, I find there's insufficient evidence in the record to support the contention that the non wires alternative can reliably meet the identified need. 

Even if it could, it is doubtful the nonwires alternative could do so more cost effectively. The benefit cost analysis shows a razor thin net benefit, it does not include significant costs, including the need for additional upgrades to make the non wires alternative reliable solution. 

Accordingly, I would grant CMPs petition for Certificate of Public convenience and necessity. 

While I cannot accept this particular non wireless alternative, I do want to emphasize the importance of exploring cost effective alternatives to transmission. 

With a new statutory planning process for our largest electric utility utilities, there may be opportunities to improve and strengthen the NWA process going forward. 

Finally, there were many comments to this docket with respect to a particular customer Nordic Aqua farms. I want to be clear that the evidence of the record demonstrates that the rebuild of Section 80 would be needed even without the potential future load growth from Nordic Aqua farms. 

Moreover, utilities are prohibited from unfairly discriminating against customers. And the commission generally has no role in deciding whether a particular customer shouldn't be allowed to interconnect electric system so long as they can do so safely and reliably. 

Commissioner Randall Davis:

" The OPA's  April 15th exceptions to the April 6 Examiner's Report urges the commission to reject the examiner's report recommendations and deny Central Maine Power a Certificate of Public convenience and necessity for the Section 80 project at this time. 

I am not persuaded by the OPAs arguments. Under other circumstances, I believe that many technical and engineering questions would or at least could have been answered.

I cannot decipher whether the unanswered questions are related to the passage of time, which has been approximately 14 years since a Section 80 rebuild was first proposed, or perhaps the changes in legal statutes or jurisdictional changes between the local TND and ISO New England over the 14 years are driving the lack of clarity. 

Most every project is faced with ever changing decision inputs and assumptions for the future, with this project being no different. 

What is different with this project is the general agreement among the parties that something must be done, and I believe that resolution should not wait for an additional undetermined length of time.

For the reasons articulated by Chair Bartlett. I will adopt the examiner's report recommendations. 

Thank you. 

Commissioner Patrick  Scully: 

"I agree with the analysis of my colleagues and I would grant this CPCN (Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity) for the rebuild of Section 80.

As has been said, based on the record, I conclude and there appears to be consensus among the parties, that of reliability need exist.. 

I'm unconvinced, based upon the record in this matter, that the proposed NWA meets that reliability need, particularly with respect to the two issues Chair Bartlett identified, involving both the winter peak question and the potential impacts on the sub-transmission system. 

And I find that the benefit-cost analysis of the proposed NWA does not support it as a less cost costly alternative, as it is, in best case, extraordinarily close . 

And very likely, if not certainly, doesn't reflect all of the costs that would be necessary to ensure that the NWA was built in a manner that preserve the reliability of the system. Thank you.

END OF PUC ON  SECTION 80



May 15, 2022

Heagan Mountain crusher wannabees rejected by Maine DEP a third time . So the Virginia company files again FOURTH TIME

Its becoming the zombie applicant from away. The one that wants to crush Heagan Mountain and ship it south., Turned down, it resurfaced like a bloating.... Put down again: it reappears in all its voracious intent.  Rejected a third time?  It's BAAACK!

SCROLL DOWN FOR LINKS TO  TWO MOST RECENT PUBLIC NOTICES

DEP needs a 'Three strikes and you're out!' provision on absentee corporation applicants seeking  Natural Resource Protection Act Permits to bring industrial, commercial or residential sprawl to a Maine town fail repeatedly to submit required info in its applications?   Why should they continue to take up DEP worktime, when large and small applicants who follow directions need reviewing? 

After three strikes bar them from reapplying for a calendar year


Public Notice posted in Bangor Daily News on May 12th
13 May 01:51 PM

NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE AND PUBLIC INFORMATIONAL MEETING PUBLIC NOTICE:...Read More

Third application not accepted by Maine DEP
09 May 02:13 PM

The Salmons Inc. application submitted to the Maine DEP on April 15, 2022 was returned as unacceptable. ...Read More





May 14, 2022

Virginia grain company to file DEP permit request May 20th, to mine granite from Heagan Mountain, crush it and barge it south

This just in: Salmons Inc, of Virginia Beach VA  a 30 employee rapeseed and grain "farming company" (now with mining and dredging subsidiaries ) had its local hired guns Haley Ward  announce that on May 20th, the company would file applications for DEP permits to mine & grind Heagan Mountain in Prospect into grit, then load the mountain into barges  and send it south - after dredging up some of the most mercury-rich sediments in the United States and putting it ....somewhere

Read it and weep:. 

NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE AND  NOTICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATIONAL MEETING

Please take notice that Salmons Incorporated, P.O Box 57008, Virginia Beach, VA 23457, 757-409-0246 is intending to file a Permit Application with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection pursuant to the Site Location of Development Act permit application under the provisions of 38 M.R.S.A. 481 thru 490, as well as a Natural Resources Protection Act permit application pursuant to provisions of 38 M.R.S.A 480-A thru 480-BB on or about May 20, 2022. 

The application is for the permitting of an approximately 50-acre mineral processing facility and associated pier, located off the Bowden Point Road in Prospect, Maine. 

For Federally licensed, permitted, or funded activities in the Coastal Zone, review of this application shall also constitute the State's consistency review in accordance with the Maine Coastal Program pursuant to Section 307 of the federal Coastal Zone Management Act, 16 U.S.C. 1456.

A request for a public hearing or a request that the Board of Environmental Protection assume jurisdiction over this application must be received by the Department in writing, no later than 20 days after the application is found by the Department to be complete and is accepted for processing. A public hearing may or may not be held at the discretion of the Commissioner or Board of Environmental Protection. Public comment on the application will be accepted throughout the processing of the application.

Applications will be filed for public inspection at the Department of Environmental Protection's office in Bangor during normal working hours. A copy of the application may also be seen at the municipal offices in Prospect, Maine.

Written public comments on the Applications may be sent to Jessica Damon of DEP's   Bangor:   Dessica Damon MDEP, Eastern Maine Regional Office, 106 Hogan Road, Bangor, ME 04401.

May 13, 2022

Using Maine's moratorium process to slow the megapier sprawl boom in Penobscot Bay/lower River

2022  Bay and River town  Moratoria  on new Private  and Industrial Piers, Note in their "Whereas.."  sections the commonality of coastal towns  when caring for their local lands and waters.   They all follow a general format of wording

Successes and  and efforts underway 

CAMDEN    Accepted Voting in June

 PROSPECT       Moratoria successful 

LINCOLNVILLE  Moratorium accepted.   Vote:  failed

ROCKLAND  ( coming soon))

LINCOLNVILLE 2022 PIER MORATORIUM QUESTION

 





























Prospect Maine's successful 2022 Pier Moratorium question

Prospect Maine's  2022 Pier moratorium question

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Camden Pier 2022 ballot question

 Camden's Ballot question 

Below is the Camden  Moratorium question , as image and as searchable text.
Below them is the list of Whereases the accompanies the question. It sums up the issues and reasons for the moratorium

Article 11.
Shall the town of Camden adopt a moratorium ordinance to prohibit installation, construction or modification of, docks, floats or ramps serving residential properties within the bounds of the Coastal Harbors District as defined in the harbor and waterways ordinance?  The term of the ordinance shall be for 180 days from the Effective Date. The Effective Date and date of applicability for the Outer and Coastal Harbor shall be by March 15th 2022, the  date of introduction of the Moratorium Ordinance discussion by the Camden Select Board. This Moratorium Ordinance shall not apply to any purpose for a pier and float system issued by the Select Board on or before March 15th 2022. This moratorium ordinance shall not apply to routine repairs or maintenance of existing piers, docks, floats or ramps located within the Outer or Coastal Harbor  

THE WHEREAS SECTION

CAMDEN MORATORIUM ORDINANCE

REGARDING RESIDENTIAL PIERS, DOCKS, FLOATS, RAMPS AND OTHER STRUCTURES IN CAMDEN’S OUTER AND COASTAL HARBORS

The TOWN OF CAMDEN, MAINE hereby adopts a Moratorium Ordinance as follows:

Whereas, Camden’s Outer and Coastal Harbors are valuable and unique natural, but limited, resources which are subject to increasing demands on the limited water area; and

Whereas, the Outer Harbor and Coastal Harbor are unexpectedly under threat of increased development pressure from structures, such as piers, docks, floats and ramps serving residential properties; and

Whereas, structures such as piers, docks, floats or ramps may have adverse impacts on the intertidal zone and ecosystem, and

Whereas, structures such as piers, docks, floats and ramps may adversely affect small recreational boating and access to a substantial degree, and

Whereas, structures such as piers, docks, float and floats may interfere with public access to and the use of the intertidal zone and harbor waters, and

Whereas, sea level rise is a significant threat to the Outer Harbor, Coastal Harbor, the shoreline, and structures such as piers, docks, floats and ramps; and

Whereas, as the Town’s Harbor Committee and Planning Board previously recommended changes to the Harbor and Waterways Ordinance; and

Whereas, the development of additional structures such as piers, docks and floats serving residential properties in the Outer Harbor and Coastal Harbor, pursuant to existing Zoning and Harbor and Waterways ordinance requirements, could pose serious harm to the public, the natural environment, abutting properties, mooring placement, recreational boaters and public access; and

Whereas, the development of additional residential structures such as piers, docks, floats and ramps floats in the Outer Harbor and Coastal Harbor may overburden public services, such as mooring placement and public access; and

Whereas, Town Ordinances do not adequately address the impacts and significance of sea level rise on these structures and the environment; and

Whereas the Town will need at least 180 days to develop and implement the necessary amendments to the Zoning and Harbor and Waterways Ordinances of the Town to adequately address this development pressure: and

Whereas, in the judgement of the Town, these facts create an emergency within the meaning of 30-A M.R.S section 4356 and require this Moratorium Ordinance as immediately necessary to prevent overburdening the Outer Harbor and Coastal Harbor, and to prevent serious harm; and

Now, therefore, it is hereby Resolved to adopt a Moratorium Ordinance to prohibit installation, construction or modification of structures such as, piers, docks, floats, or ramps serving residential properties within the bounds of the Outer Harbor and Coastal Harbor, as defined in the Camden Harbor and Waterways Ordinance. 

The term of this ordinance shall be for 180 days from the Effective Date. The Effective Date and date of applicability for the Outer Harbor shall be March 15, 2022, the date of introduction of the Moratorium Ordinance discussion by the Camden Select Board. The Effective Date and date of applicability for Coastal Harbor shall be March 21, 2022. 

This Moratorium Ordinance shall not apply to any permit for a pier and float system issued by the Select Board on or before March 15, 2022. This Moratorium Ordinance shall not apply to routine repairs or maintenance of existing piers, docks, floats or ramps located within the Outer Harbor or Coastal Harbor.

END OF WHEREAS

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May 10, 2022

Penobscot Bay's 82 Limited Purpose Aquaculture Sites . Why no toxics testing?

Too many to test? Scroll down to links about  Penobscot Bay's current 82  Limited Purpose Aquaculture (LPA) operations, each with  4 sets of   vertical racks and  or horizontal trays, for raising seaweeds and or shellfish. Links to each LPA in Penobscot Bay below    About LPAs (DMR)

At issue NO LPA is required to test its seafood products  for mercury, lead or  any  of the other contaminants that  algae and shellfish in Maine's coastal waters  are known to bioaccumulate  One company,  Maine Coast Sea Vegetables,does regular testing.

EAST PENOBSCOT BAY LPAs Links that take you to the site of each state licensed  LPA  on a DMR coastal map. Scroll out at the links to get view of harbor and bay
Contaminant Sites, Penobscot Bay May 2022

PENOBSCOT  (BAGADUCE RIVER)   (3 sites)
REGO114 Joe Rego 44.40232 -68.7026 oyster eastern / american (Crassostrea virginica) and European oysters (Ostrea edulis) A Commercial East of Nab Island Bagaduce River Penobscot Soft mesh bags, free planting on bottom, and bottom antipredator netting

REGO214 Joe Rego 44.40258 -68.7026 oyster eastern / american (Crassostrea virginica) and European oysters (Ostrea edulis) A Commercial East of Nab Island Bagaduce River Penobscot Soft mesh bags, free planting on bottom, and bottom antipredator netting

REGO314 Joe Rego 44.40248 -68.7026 oyster eastern / american (Crassostrea virginica) and European oysters (Ostrea edulis) A Commercial East of Nab Island Bagaduce River Penobscot Soft mesh bags, free planting on bottom, and bottom antipredator netting


BROOKSVILLE (BAGADUCE RIVER) (5)
DLEA111 Dedra Leach 44.3944 -68.7048 clam northern quahog / hard (Mercenaria mercenaria), clam soft (Mya arenaria), scallop sea (Placopecten magellanicus), oyster eastern / american (Crassostrea virginica) A Commercial South of Rte175176 Bridge Bagaduce River Brooksville Upweller, raft, tray racks, floatingabags

DLEA211 Dedra Leach 44.39453 -68.7049 clam northern quahog / hard (Mercenaria mercenaria), clam soft (Mya arenaria), scallop sea (Placopecten magellanicus), oyster eastern / american (Crassostrea virginica) A Commercial South of Rte175176 Bridge Bagaduce River Brooksville Upweller, raft, tray racks, floating bags

DLEA313 Dedra Leach 44.39428 -68.7048 clam northern quahog / hard (Mercenaria mercenaria), clam soft (Mya arenaria), scallop sea (Placopecten magellanicus), oyster eastern / american (Crassostrea virginica) A Commercial South of Rte175176 Bridge Bagaduce River Brooksville Shellfish raft with upweller

DLEA412 Dedra Leach 44.38632 -68.6778 clam northern quahog / hard (Mercenaria mercenaria), clam soft (Mya arenaria), scallop sea (Placopecten magellanicus), oyster eastern / american (Crassostrea virginica) A Commercial South of Rte175176 Bridge Bagaduce River Brooksville Shellfish bags

LEA109 Jesse Leach 44.39415 -68.7048 clam northern quahog / hard (Mercenaria mercenaria) A Commercial Bagaduce River, west of Bear Head, south of Rt2.175176 bridge Bagaduce River Brooksville Upweller, tray racks, floating bags

DEER ISLE (4)
BREW418 Marsden Brewer 44.18653 -68.736009 sea scallop (Placopecten magellanicus) A Commercial North of Sellers Rock East Penobscot Bay Deer Isle lantern nets and/or pearl nets, scallop spat collector bags, scallop ear hanging lines

BREW518 Marsden Brewer 44.18653 -68.735279 sea scallop (Placopecten magellanicus) A Commercial North of Sellers Rock East Penobscot Bay Deer Isle lantern nets and/or pearl nets, scallop spat collector bags, scallop ear hanging lines

BREW618 Marsden Brewer 44.186007 -68.736309 sea scallop (Placopecten magellanicus) A Commercial North of Sellers Rock East Penobscot Bay Deer Isle lantern nets and/or pearl nets, scallop spat collector bags, scallop ear hanging lines

JKLE121 Jesse Klein 44.22743333 -68.6166 American/eastern oysters (C. virginica) A commercial north of Campbell Island Fish Creek Deer Isle soft bags.

GREAT SPRUCE HEAD ISLAND, PENOBSCOT (3) BAY
GIPE122 Gil Perry 44.22988333 -68.82191667 American/eastern oyster (C. virginica) A commercial Great Spruce Head Island Penobscot Bay Unorganized Territory shellfish tray racks and overwintering cages, soft bags, semi rigid bags, and/or floating trays

GIPE222 Gil Perry 44.23036667 -68.82275 American/eastern oyster (C. virginica), hard clam (M. mercenaria), sea scallop (P. magellanicus) A commercial Great Sprucehead Island Penobscot Bay Unorganized Territory shellfish rafts, shellfish tray racks and overwintering cages, soft bags, semi rigid bags, and/or floating trays

GIPE322 Gil Perry 44.2304 -68.82326667 American/eastern oyster (C. virginica), hard clam (M. mercenaria), sea scallop (P. magellanicus), and bay scallops (A. irradians) A commercial Great Sprucehead Island Penobscot Bay Unorganized Territory shellfish tray racks and overwintering cages, soft bags, semi rigid bags, and/or floating trays.

STONINGTON (2)
ABAR221 Abigail Barrows 44.18816 -68.64848 American or eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) A Commercial West of OCeanville Rd, and to the south of Camp Island Inner Harbor Stonington soft bags, semi rigid bags, and/or floating trays

ABAR120 Abigail Barrows 44.188007 -68.661179 American or eastern oysters (Crassostrea virginica), Bay scallop (Aequipectan irradians) (Adductor mussel only for harvest) A Commercial Holt Mill Pond Penobscot Bay Stonington Soft bags, semi-rigid bags, and/or floating trays

ISLE AU HAUT (2)

TWIL217 Theodore Willis 44.0817278 -68.638925 Laminaria saccharine, Laminaria digitate, Porphyra sp, Chondrus crispus A Scientific/Educational North of Kimball Island Penobscot Bay Isle Au Haut marine algae

TWIL418 Theodore Willis 44.081824 -68.641337 Sugar Kelp (Saccharina lattisima); Winged Kelp (Alaria esculenta); Dulse (Palmaria palmata A Commercial North of Kimball Island, east of Rosebud Island Penobscot Bay Isle au Haut marine algae


WEST PENOBSCOT BAY

SEARSPORT (4)

ALIS118 Amanda Lister 44.46155 -68.8712 Blue mussel (Mytilis edulis) Sugar Kelp (Saccharina lattisima) A Commercial Northeast of Sears Island Stockton Harbor Searsport Maine Marine algae

ALIS218 Amanda Lister 44.46222 -68.8721 Blue mussel (Mytilis edulis) Sugar Kelp (Saccharina lattisima) A Commercial Northeast of Sears Island Stockton Harbor Searsport Marine algae

ALIS318 Amanda Lister 44.46222 -68.8712 Blue mussel (Mytilis edulis) Sugar Kelp (Saccharina lattisima) A Commercial Northeast of Sears Island Stockton Harbor Searsport Marine algae

ALIS418 Amanda Lister 44.4616 -68.8721 Blue mussel (Mytilis edulis) Sugar Kelp (Saccharina lattisima) A Commercial Northeast of Sears Island Stockton Harbor

NORTHPORT (4)
CTIE321 Cornelia Tierney 44.31086 -68.96227 sugar kelp (Saccharina latissima) A commercial Wrights Cove Penobscot Bay Northport marine algae gear

CTIE421 Cornelia Tierney 44.31086 -68.96227 american oyster (C. virginica) A commercial Wrights Cove Penobscot Bay Northport shellfish tray racks and overwintering cages, soft bags semi rigid bags, and/or floating trays

CTIE118 Cornelia Tierney 44.310606 -68.961966 American or eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) A Commercial South of Belfast Bay and Northport Wright's Cove Northport shellfish tray racks and overwintering cages

CTIE220 Cornelia Tierney 44.31091 -68.96196 Sugar kelp (Saccharina latissima) A Commercial south of Belfast Bay and Northport Wrights Cove Northport marine algae

SAINT GEORGE (PENOBSCOT BAY SIDE) (4)
BTAR120 Brian Tarbox 43.976779 -69.156831 Sugar Kelp (Saccharina latissima) and Skinny Kelp (Saccharina angustissima) A Commercial northwest of Norton Island Ledges Wheeler Bay St. George Marine algae gea

BTAR220 Brian Tarbox 43.975838 -69.157617 Sugar Kelp (Saccharina latissima) and Skinny Kelp (Saccharina angustissima) A Commercial northwest of Norton Island Ledges Wheeler Bay St. George Marine algae gear

BTAR320 Brian Tarbox 43.975968 -69.15797 Sugar Kelp (Saccharina latissima) and Skinny Kelp (Saccharina angustissima) A Commercial northwest of Norton Island Ledges Wheeler Bay St. George Marine algae gear

BTAR420 Brian Tarbox 43.97691 -69.15719 Sugar Kelp (Saccharina latissima) and Skinny Kelp (Saccharina angustissima) A Commercial northwest of Norton Island Ledges Wheeler Bay St. George Marine algae gear

ISLESBORO (25)
JDOV219 Jon Dove 44.2824 -68.9285 European Oyster (Ostrea edulis) A Commercial between Spruce and Warren Islands Gilkey Harbor Islesboro soft bags, semi rigid bags, and/or floating trays

JDOV320 Jon Dove 44.280556 -68.925833 American or eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) A Commercial South of Mill Creek Gilkey Harbor Islesboro Muscongus Bay Aquaculture

DPER118 David Perkins 44.209139 -68.94952778 Sea scallop (Placopecten magellanicus) A Commercial Northeast of Lime Island Penobscot Bay Islesboro lantern nets and/or pearl nets, scallop spat collector bags, scallop ear hangers

DPER218 David Perkins 44.20063889 -68.954444 Sea scallop (Placopecten magellanicus) A Commercial South of Lime Island Penobscot Bay Islesboro lantern nets and/or pearl nets, scallop spat collector bags, scallop ear hangers

DPER318 David Perkins 44.20209722 -68.95338889 Sea scallop (Placopecten magellanicus) A Commercial South of Lime Island Penobscot Bay Islesboro lantern nets and/or pearl nets, scallop spat collector bags, scallop ear hangers

GZLO122 Gabrielle Zlotkowski 44.32521 -68.90899 sugar kelp (S. latissima) A Commercial Seal Harbor Penobscot Bay Islesboro marine algae gear

GZLO222 Gabrielle Zlotkowski 44.32529 -68.90808 sugar kelp (S. latissima) A Commercial Seal Harbor Penobscot Bay Islesboro marine algae gear

GZLO322 Gabrielle Zlotkowski 44.3256 -68.90778 sugar kelp (S. latissima) A Commercial Seal Harbor Penobscot Bay Islesboro marine algae gear

KGRI420 Kimberly Grindle 44.280988 -68.928229 American or eastern oysters (Crassostrea virginica) A Commercial east of Lobster Rock Penobscot Bay Islesboro soft bags, semi rigid bags, and/or floating trays, shellfish racks and overwintering cages

KGRI521 Kimberly Grindle 44.342678 -68.887553 American oyster (crassostrea virginica) A Commercial Ryder Cove Penobscot Bay Islesboro shellfish tray racks and over wintering cages, soft bags, semi rigid bags, and/or floating trays

KGRI621 Kimberly Grindle 44.342674 -68.887502 American/eastern oysters (Crassostrea virginica) A commercial North of Sabathday Harbor in Ryder Cove Penobscot Bay Islesboro shellfish tray racks and overwintering cages; soft bags, semi-rigid bags, and/or floating trays

KGRI721 Kimberly Grindle 44.280988 -68.928147 american oyster (C. virginica) and green sea urchin (S. droebachiensis) A commercial South/southwest of Broad Point Penobscot Bay Islesboro shellfish tray racks and overwintering cages, soft bags semi rigid bags, and/or floating trays

CART316 Gene Cartwright 44.27114 -68.94 oyster eastern / american (Crassostrea virginica) A Commercial between Warren and Spruce Islands West Penobscot Bay Islesboro shellfish tray racks and overwintering cages; soft bags, semi rigid bags, and/or floating trays

CART416 Gene Cartwright 44.27114 -68.9405 oyster eastern / american (Crassostrea virginica) A Commercial between Warren and Spruce Islands West Penobscot Bay Islesboro shellfish tray racks and overwintering cages; soft bags, semi rigid bags, and/or floating trays

CART521 Gene Cartwright 44.269444 -68.94722 american oyster (C. virginica) A commercial Between Warren and 700 Acre Islands West Penobscot Bay Islesboro bottom culture only, no gear other than yellow corner markers

CART621 Gene Cartwright 44.271389 -68.9402777 american oyster (C. virginica) A commercial Between Warren and Spruce Islands West Penobscot Bay Islesboro shellfish tray racks and over wintering cages, soft bags, semi rigid bags, and/or floating trays

DOVE115 Jon Dove 44.26959 -68.9375 oyster eastern / american (Crassostrea virginica) A Commercial West of Spruce Island West Penobscot Bay Islesboro Soft mesh bags and moorings

RGIL321 Robert Giles 44.281711 -68.93275 American oyster (Crassostrea virginica) A Commercial Broad Cove, to the west of Lobster Rock West Penobscot Bay Islesboro Shellfish tray racks and over wintering cages

RGIL421 Robert Giles 44.281812 -68.932938 American oyster (Crassostrea virginica) A Commercial Broad Cove, to the west of Lobster Rock West Penobscot Bay Islesboro Shellfish tray racks and over wintering cages

RGIL522 Robert Giles 44.281505 -68.932394 American oyster (C. virginica) A commercial Broad Cove West Penobscot Bay Islesboro shellfish tray racks and overwintering cages, soft bags, semi rigid bags, and/or floating trays

RGIL622 Robert Giles 44.281609 -68.932574 American oyster (C. virginica) A commercial Broad Cove West Penobscot Bay Islesboro shellfish tray racks and overwintering cages, soft bags, semi rigid bags, and/or floating trays


VINALHAVEN (19)
PJEK420 Phoebe Jekielek 44.048588 -68.834197 Sugar kelp (Saccharina latissima) A Educational Near the mill race Carvers Pond Vinalhaven Marine Algae

KCOO116 Karen Cooper 44.11091 -68.8605 kelp sugar (Laminaria saccharina) A Commercial Seal Cove (South of Perry's Creek VH) East Penobscot Bay Vinalhaven marine algae (no rafts)

KCOO216 Karen Cooper 44.11054 -68.8603 kelp sugar (Laminaria saccharina) A Commercial Seal Cove (South of Perry's Creek VH) East Penobscot Bay Vinalhaven marine algae (no rafts)

KCOO316 Karen Cooper 44.11017 -68.8601 kelp sugar (Laminaria saccharina) A Commercial Seal Cove (South of Perry's Creek VH) East Penobscot Bay Vinalhaven marine algae (no rafts)

PGAS117 Peter Gasperini 44.06895 -68.880483 American oyster (C. virginica), Blue mussel (M. edulis) A Commercial East of Lairy's Narrows Fisherman's Cove Vinalhaven soft bags, semi rigid bags, and/or floating trays

PGAS217 Peter Gasperini 44.06895 -68.8806 American oyster (C. virginica), Blue mussel (M. edulis) A Commercial East of Lairy's Narrows Fisherman's Cove Vinalhaven soft bags, semi rigid bags, and/or floating trays

FBRO117 Foy W. Brown 44.108065 -68.857266 Laminaria saccharina A Commercial Seal Cove Fox Islands Thorofare Vinalhaven marine algae gear

FBRO217 Foy W. Brown 44.107833 -68.857524 Laminaria saccharina A Commercial Seal Cove Fox Islands Thorofare Vinalhaven marine algae gear

FBRO317 Foy W. Brown 44.108791 -68.85679 Laminaria saccharina A Commercial Seal Cove Fox Islands Thorofare Vinalhaven marine algae gear

FBRO417 Foy W. Brown 44.108699 -68.856769 Laminaria saccharina A Commercial Seal Cove Fox Islands Thorofare Vinalhaven marine algae gear

KCOO417 Karen Cooper 44.111007 -68.85936 Laminaria saccharina A Commercial Seal Cove Fox Islands Thorofare Vinalhaven marine algae gear

ELAN521 Emily Lane 44.105 -68.8025 sugar kelp, skinny kelp, alaria A commercial West of Calderwood Neck Penobscot Bay Vinalhaven marine algae gear

ELAN621 Emily Lane 44.105 -68.800833 sugar kelp, skinny kelp, alaria A commercial West of Calderwood Neck Penobscot Bay Vinalhaven marine algae gear

ELAN721 Emily Lane 44.105151 -68.8025 sugar kelp, skinny kelp, alaria A commercial West of Calderwood Neck Penobscot Bay Vinalhaven marine algae gear

ELAN821 Emily Lane 44.105151 -68.800833 sugar kelp, skinny kelp, alaria A commercial West of Calderwood Neck Penobscot Bay Vinalhaven marine algae gear

HMAR521 Hugh Martin 44.108333 -68.8025 sugar kelp, skinny kelp, alaria A commercial West of Calderwood Neck Penobscot Bay Vinalhaven marine algae gear

HMAR621 Hugh Martin 44.108333 -68.800833 sugar kelp, skinny kelp, alaria A commercial West of Calderwood Neck Penobscot Bay Vinalhaven marine algae gear

HMAR721 Hugh Martin 44.108171 -68.8025 sugar kelp, skinny kelp, alaria A commercial West of Calderwood Neck Penobscot Bay Vinalhaven marine algae gear

HMAR821 Hugh Martin 44.108171 -68.800833 sugar kelp, skinny kelp, alaria A commercial West of Calderwood Neck Penobscot Bay Vinalhaven marine algae gear

NORTH HAVEN (4)
CONE520 Connor O'Neil 44.17629 -68.8186 sea scallops (Placopecten magellanicus) (adductor muscle only for harvest) A Commercial Marsh Cove Penobscot Bay North Haven shellfish tray racks and overwintering cages, soft bags, semi rigid bags and/or floating trays, lantern nets and/or pearl nets, scallop spat collector bags

CONE620 Connor O'Neil 44.175708 -68.818494 sea scallops (Placopecten magellanicus) (adductor muscle only for harvest) A Commercial Marsh Cove Penobscot Bay North Haven shellfish tray racks and overwintering cages, soft bags, semi rigid bags and/or floating trays, lantern nets and/or pearl nets, scallop spat collector bags

CONE720 Connor O'Neil  Sea scallops (Placopecten magellanicus) (adductor muscle only for harvest) Commercial.  Marsh Cove North Haven
 shellfish tray racks and overwintering cages, soft bags, semi rigid bags and/or floating trays, lantern nets and/or pearl nets, scallop spat collector bags

CONE820 Connor O'Neil 44.174614 -68.818389

PORT CLYDE (3)?
ASMA421 Antonia Small 43.933231 -69.263707 American/eastern oyster (C. virginica) . Commercial Port Clyde Lobster Pound Port Clyde Harbor shellfish tray racks and over wintering cages, soft bags, semi rigid bags, and/or floating trays

ASMA321 Antonia Small 43.933145 -69.2638 American/eastern oyster (C. virginica).  Commercial Port Clyde Lobster Pound Port Clyde Harbor shellfish tray racks and over wintering cages, soft bags, semi rigid bags, and/or floating trays

ASMA221 Antonia Small,  American/eastern oyster (C. virginica).  Commercial Port Clyde Lobster Pound, Port Clyde Harbor shellfish tray racks and over wintering cages, soft bags, semi rigid bags, and/or floating trays  

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Apr 30, 2022

Alewives Zoom MCCF 4/29/22 THEY'RE back!

 ALEWIVES ARE BACK.  Every Maine stream with access to saltwater is awash with these little schooling fishes fearlessly rushing upstream.   

On APRIL 29TH , Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries held a zoom on the status of  alewives and the rest of the river herring species of Maine.  We'll hear segments from a presentation by  and hosted by Paul Anderson now exec director of  MCCF.

Presentation   33minutes     Question and answsers 21minutes



Apr 29, 2022

Maine Offshore Wind Initiative 2022 Roadmap DRAFT Needs your attention NOW

Maine Offshore Wind Roadmap DRAFT  March 1, 2022          Four Working Groups from a cross-section of stakeholders  have worked since last fall on  Draft recommendations on Maine offshore wind's  energy markets, supply chains, workforces, ports, fisheries and wildlife impacts.  Provide comment using the Maine Offshore Wind Roadmap Feedback Form (Scroll below the link's aerial photo)  Through April 30th  HURRY!

1. Roadmap Cover-Index 1pg

2. Summary of  Working Groups Recommendations 3pg

3. Energy Markets & Strategies  8pgs

4. Supply Chain. 7pg

5. Workforce 8pg

6. Ports 2pgs

7. Fisheries 

8. Environment & Wildlife

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