Shellfish Fisheries

Fisheries event explain about the shellfish fisheries. Fish have always been vital to Maine’s economy and survival. Native people, European explorers, settlers, and Mainers today have depended on marine life for food and trade. Maine fishermen catch a wide range of fish, sea animals and other shellfish for a broad market. The aim of organizing fisheries conference is to produce exposure to technologies relating to the trends in fisheries and aquaculture. Today’s fishermen in the Gulf of Maine frequently sell their catch at the Portland fish exchange, where buyers purchase fish at daily auction. Fisheries today include haddock, halibut, flounder, hake, and Pollock. Seasonally, fishermen also harvest clams, mussels, scallops, oysters, shrimp, alewives, herring, mackerel, and tuna. Oysters, mussels and salmon are usually raised in aquaculture facilities along the coast. Recreational fishermen pursue striped mackerel, shad, bluefish, bass, and smelt.

 

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