Tag Archives: Gulf of Maine and on Georges Bank

Excellent Article: Fishing the Gulf of Maine: Tradition at a Crossroads By Michael Sanders

When most of us go down to the coast, whether to walk or swim or fish or sail, we take for granted what we see before us. We see the lobster boats and the colorful buoys marking the strings of traps, the bobbing green and red cans marking safe passage, the gulls and other seabirds. In the larger working harbors like Portland and Stonington and Port Clyde, there might be draggers tied up, unloading fish they’ve caught far out in the Gulf of Maine and on Georges Bank. What we don’t realize,,,,,,,,continued

Sea Surface Temperatures Reach Highest Level in 150 Years on Northeast Continental Shelf from Cape Hatteras, N.C. to the Gulf of Maine

Sea  surface temperatures in the Northeast Shelf Large Marine Ecosystem during 2012  were the highest recorded in 150 years, according to the latest Ecosystem  Advisory issued by NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC). continued