"Capital Letter" piece by Frank O'Hara noting that Maine commercial fishing catc
"Capital Letter" piece by Frank O'Hara noting that Maine commercial fishing catch fell from 350 million pounds in 1950 to 206 million pounds in 1996, and that if you were to subtract the lobster catch, which doubled during that period from 20 million pounds to nearly 47 million pounds, and aquaculture-based salmon, which didn't exist in 1950 but now account for 29 million pounds of the landing, the catch has fallen to two-thirds of its 1950 level. While Maine hasn't nearly reached its potential in aquaculture, which is considered key to the future of the state's fisheries, O'Hara worries about overall future of the fishing industry in Maine because of the rejection by the state Department of Marine Resources a recent application to raise 1.4 million salmon at two sites in Blue Hill Bay, one because of objections that the fish farm would interfere with swimming and boating.
O'Hara, Frank, ""Capital Letter" piece by Frank O'Hara noting that Maine commercial fishing catc" (1999). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 3811.