The first news roundup of 2015 includes articles from December 29, 2014 – January 11, 2015. Included are articles about run-off, impaired waterways, shellfish licenses, cod, aquaponics, acidification, Gulf of Maine fisheries, and the retirement of Baykeeper Joe Payne. Click on the title of this post (Casco Bay News Roundup) to access links to the stories.

December 29

Pavement Run-off: Maine Assesses Five-Year Experiment to Clean up Long Creek (MPBN)

December 30

Restoring ‘Urban Impaired’ Waterways: Maine’s 5-year Effort Bearing Fruit (MPBN)

December 31

Threat of federal penalty spurs Brunswick, Harpswell to consider raising shellfish license fees (Bangor Daily News)

January 1

Where Have All the Cod Gone? (The New York Times)

January 4

Coming soon: The largest aquaponics greenhouse in Maine (Portland Press Herald)

January 6

Conflict looms over effort to reopen protected Gulf of Maine fishing ground (Portland Press Herald)

January 7

Maine Voices: Fertilizing for a ‘perfect’ lawn harms coastal waters, mudflats, marine life (Portland Press Herald)

January 8

Retiring Casco Baykeeper Joe Payne (WCSH6)