Maine Set to Celebrate the Iconic Wild Blueberry at Annual Weekend Festival

After a successful first Wild Blueberry Weekend in 2021, the annual event that puts Maine’s iconic fruit in the spotlight is back for year two and will be taking place August 6-7, 2022. Mainers and visitors will have the opportunity to eat, drink, and experience everything Maine wild blueberry throughout the weekend by visiting one (or many!) of the 14 participating wild blueberry growers’ farms located in the Midcoast and Downeast.

A Prized Southern Crustacean Could be Maine’s Newest Fishery

The appearance of blue crab in Maine over the past couple years has researchers wondering if the prized southern crustacean is making a new home up north.

Aquaculture Growth Means Job Opportunities In Maine

November 5, 2020 Bangor Daily News

As we approach winter, it’s an ideal time to reflect on the challenges in the seafood industry since the start of the pandemic and the need to continue to support an industry that feeds millions of Americans a year.

Entrance of Large-Scale Fisheries and Aquatic Farms Could Hamper Maine Aquaculture Industry

October 16, 2020 Kathryn Miles, US News

The rise of small-scale, artisan operations like Springtide Seaweed promises to continue that trend. So too does a trend toward large-scale, land-based operations, which have traditional seafood farmers and some residents of coastal towns wondering if this spike in the industry could damage some of the state’s most valued coastal ecosystems.

Maine Hits Snag in Effort to Distribute Pandemic Aid to Seafood Industry


Maine’s plan to distribute the $ 20 million in COVID-19 relief earmarked for the state’s seafood industry is facing unexpected opposition from federal regulators who say individual recipients, not the fishery as a whole, must demonstrate a 35 percent revenue loss this spring before they can qualify for pandemic assistance.