The vast growth in mussel harvesting outpaced lobstering by an astounding 1.3 mi
The vast growth in mussel harvesting outpaced lobstering by an astounding 1.3 million pounds of meat last year. A conflict likened to that of "cowboys and sodbusters" is played out between Tenants Harbor lobstermen and the Great Eastern Mussel Farm offshore, which leases the sea bottom for $15/acre/year. Tenants Harbor's Ad Hoc Committee for Coastal Preservation objects to the mussel culturing, which has overridden the traditional boundaries of the lobstermen. Details; profiles of lobsterman Sherman Hoyt and mussel farmer Ed Myers.
Aquaculture, Great Eastern Mussel Farms Tenants Harbor, Mussels, Hoyt, Sherman, Myers, Ed
Carey, George and Kippax, Lynn Jr, "The vast growth in mussel harvesting outpaced lobstering by an astounding 1.3 mi" (1986). Maine News Index – Salt. 122.
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