December 16, 2013

UMaine hosts conference on invasive green crab

The invasive species has recently proliferated to the point where it’s having serious impacts on the clam fishery.

The Associated Press

ORONO — Maine officials, researchers and fishermen are gathering next weekend to discuss the invasive European green crab.

The University of Maine is hosting a summit on the effect the crab is having on the state’s coastal and marine resources on Saturday at the Wells Conference Center at the Orono campus.

The university hopes participants will be able to brainstorm how to control green crab as well as management and research ideas.

Paul Anderson, Maine Sea Grant director and marine extension program leader, says the crab has been in Maine for decades, but has recently proliferated to the point where it’s having serious impacts on things like the clam fishery.

Were you interviewed for this story? If so, please fill out our accuracy form

Send question/comment to the editors




Further Discussion

Here at OnlineSentinel.com we value our readers and are committed to growing our community by encouraging you to add to the discussion. To ensure conscientious dialogue we have implemented a strict no-bullying policy. To participate, you must follow our Terms of Use.

Questions about the article? Add them below and we’ll try to answer them or do a follow-up post as soon as we can. Technical problems? Email them to us with an exact description of the problem. Make sure to include:
  • Type of computer or mobile device your are using
  • Exact operating system and browser you are viewing the site on (TIP: You can easily determine your operating system here.)