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Vol. 4, No. 1


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Interesting and useful information about the Gulf of Maine

Fishermen's Web site
Visit for links to scientific information on a range of topics of interest to those who fish in the Gulf of Maine, including habitat, rules and regulations, government institutions, biology, markets, and more. The site was created as part of "Out of the Fog," a regional effort to improve communication and facilitate technology transfers between scientists and fishermen.

Watershed map
To get an 18" x 24" three-color map of the Gulf of Maine watershed (featured on page 12 of the Gulf of Maine Times) while supplies last, contact Andy Cameron, Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, (902) 424-0406; Cynthia Lay, New Hampshire Coastal Program, (603) 431-9366; or Paul Dest, Maine Coastal Program/State Planning Office, (207) 287-5305.

Undersea poster
"Undersea Landscapes of the Gulf of Maine," is an award-winning map and poster that focuses on the landscapes, geology, and biology of the Gulf of Maine. The poster's concept and text were developed by Robert Steneck of the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences and Joseph Kelley of the Maine Geological Survey. The project was coordinated by Paul Dest of the Maine Coastal Program/State Planning Office. For a copy contact (in the US) Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management, (617) 626-1212; Cynthia Lay, New Hampshire Coastal Program, (603) 431-9366; or Paul Dest, (207) 287-5305; (in Canada) Tim Hall at (902) 426-4116; or Andy Cameron, Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, (902) 424-0406.

NH Coastal Watershed Map
The New Hampshire Coastal Watershed Map from the NH Coastal Program (NHCP) depicts the sub-watersheds that make up the state's coastal watershed basin: all the land draining into Great Bay, the Piscataqua River, and the Gulf of Maine. Visit the NHCP Web site at coastal for more information on some of the sub-watersheds. For a copy of the map, contact Cynthia Lay at (603) 431-9366.

BoFEP fact sheets
Fundy Issues, fact sheets produced by the Bay of Fundy Ecosystem Partnership (BoFEP) and the Clean Annapolis River Project, are available on topics including the Gulf of Maine Council's Gulfwatch mussel monitoring program, tidal and riverine restrictions, mud flat ecology, and more. Visit BoFEP's Web site at and look under resources/publications. Or, for printed copies, E-mail Graham Daborn at or call (902) 542-2201.

Maine river watershed maps
The Nonpoint Source Pollution Prevention Initiative works to educate Maine watershed residents about nonpoint source pollution. Visitors to can view maps of their local basins and find out about water protection groups.

Restoration database and report
A Coastal Wetland Restoration Database includes information on approximately 100 tidal marsh restoration projects, more than 100 freshwater impoundments in Canada, and several innovative projects aimed at restoring seagrass and tidal flats. The database also includes information on more than 400 potentially restorable tidal marshes, representing more than 2,000 acres/809 hectares. Visit to view or download the database and related report. The report is also available by calling (617) 626-1212. If you have new information on a restoration project to add to the database, or if you have questions, contact Susan Snow-Cotter at Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management, (617) 626-1202. Bivalve disease guide The Maine/New Hampshire Sea Grant Program, the Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center, and the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences (SMS) have released an eight-page, illustrated publication on bivalve diseases written by Bruce Barber, a SMS faculty member. The guide provides an overview of diseases that affect oysters, clams, and other shellfish and describes techniques to prevent disease or minimize effects. For a copy, contact the Maine/New Hampshire Sea Grant Program at (207) 581-1435 in Maine, or (603) 743-3997 or visit home.htm.

Tag along on the Sustainable Seas Expeditions
Surf the virtual seas to depths of 2,000 Pfeet/607 meters to study diverse and fascinating marine life with two Web sites on the Sustainable Seas Expeditions into America's 12 National Marine Sanctuaries. The project, being conducted by the National Geographic Society and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminis-tration's National Marine Sanctuary Program, involves trained aquanauts piloting a one-person submersible to photodocument the natural history at the Sanctuaries. Visit the sites at and