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DEPT. OF MARINE RESOURCES
Maine Marine Aquaculture Harvest Data
Below are compilations of annual aquaculture harvests by species. PDF files require Adobe Acrobat or the free Adobe Reader (download here) to view.
Finfish data was collected monthly between 1992 and 2003 through the Finfish Aquaculture Monitoring Program (FAMP). Data prior to the FAMP was compiled by Laurice Churchill and Tracey Riggens (DMR). Since 2004 harvest totals have been submitted by leaseholders as part of the annual and/or monthly inventory reports required by The Department.
Data on blue mussels and American oysters have been compiled (since 2003) from the required annual reports submitted by leaseholders. All data is self-reported and there is currently no audit mechanism in place. If questionable data is submitted Department staff make every effort to contact leaseholders for clarification. Data for 2003 and 2004 was incomplete due to lack of familiarity with the new reporting requirements.
Limited harvests of cultured Atlantic cod (Gadhus morhua), European oysters (Ostrea edulis), quahogs (Mercenaria mercenaria), green sea urchins (Strongylocentrotus droebachiensus), sea scallops (Placopecten magellanicus), and seaweed are occasionally reported as well. The Department's confidentiality statutes prevent the release of these figures.
For more information contact: Marcy L. Nelson
Finfish Harvest Chart (1991 - 2010) - In accordance with DMR's confidentiality statutes, Atlantic salmon production data from 2011 - present cannot be reported at this time.
Blue Mussels (2005 - present) - In accordance with DMR's confidentiality statutes, bottom mussel production cannot be reported separately from rope culture at this time.
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