Aquaculture Expansion Alarms Maine Residents
August 6, 2014
Oysters have developed a heavy presence in a tidal estuary that separates three towns on Maine’s Blue Hill Peninsula, and not everybody is celebrating their arrival, according to an article in the Bangor Daily News.
It’s not the mere presence of the mollusks that some people object to so much. It’s the way they have moved in.
The oysters are being cultivated in dozens of approved aquaculture sites in the Bagaduce River, many of which have been concentrated along a narrow stretch of the river near the reversing falls, between Green Island and Bear Head, that abuts Brooksville, Penobscot and Sedgwick.