Welcome to The Rockweed Coalition
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2014-2015 STATE (DMR) Rockweed Working Group Meetings
Maps of recommended bird habitat to be closed in 11 Maine coastal areas
Letters submitted by Maine conservation groups supporting closures.
2014-2015 STATE (DMR) Rockweed Management Plan Development.
LEGAL ISSUE: Who owns the rockweed? The intertidal shore to Mean Low Water is privately owned in Maine. Is cutting vegetation on private property "fishing"?
There have been no cases that indicate harvesting seaweed would be considered "fishing," he added. (2013, Mark Randlett of the Maine Attorney General's office)
Is rockweed harvesting "sustainable"?
Canadian government report: rockweed has been overharvested in Nova Scotia and the rockweed harvest must be regulated more carefully to be more "sustainable"!
FIVE STEPS you can take to protect Maine's intertidal seaweed habitat.
MISSION: The Rockweed Coalition promotes conservation of intertidal marine habitat, including rockweed, to protect Maine's fisheries and wildlife.