News this week is about stormwater, Blue mussels, Mackworth Island, ocean acidification, fisheries, elvers, mining, microbeads, and ocean pollution. Click on the title of this post (Casco Bay News Roundup) to access links to the stories.

January 23

‘Poop in the bay’: Portland’s newly approved stormwater fees explained (The Bangor Daily News)

Farming the Blue Frontier: Maine Sea Farms Grow $100 Million Worth of Fish, Kelp, Oysters, and Clownfish (The Free Press)

January 24

The price of beauty: Maine wants park fees on Mackworth Island (Portland Press Herald)

Maine looks for help as waters acidify (The Detroit News)

January 25

Maine’s 2015 smelt catch ‘Hit or miss,’ but ‘better than last year’ (Kennebec Journal)

January 26

Elver exporters may need license (Portland Press Herald)

January 30

Land, water, wildlife to get attention from Maine Legislature (Portland Press Herald)

Blue mussels not yet the bellwether of NE coastal environment (

January 31

Lawmakers reconsider plan to ease Maine’s mining rules (Portland Press Herald)

February 4

Regulations have done little to boost cod in Gulf of Maine: Lobster management offers clear direction (The Bangor Daily News)

Bill to ban microbeads in Maine backed by both sides (Portland Press Herald)

Maine panel to reveal ocean pollution findings (WCSH6)