Working Waterfront

This morning I got a report from the Maine Aquaculture Association.  Two surprising facts relevant to the ‘saving Clarks Cove project’:

There are only 20 miles of Working Waterfront left on the 5,300 miles of Maine’s Coast, 50% of it in private hands, and thus subject to loss in generational and economic change.
Over $750 million dollars in state revenue and 35,000 jobs are supported by this mere 20 miles of vulnerable Working Waterfront Access.

I so hope that Clarks Cove can be among those properties preserved for the world’s remaining fisherfolk.  Our little property supports 4 lobstermen, 3 aquaculture companies, 2 yachts, and a host of smaller things like clamming, seaweed harvesting, et al.  A community of about 15 – 20 people carve their living from the thin thread of access over our pier.

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