Coastal Conversations 2/27/15

Producer/Host: Natalie Springuel
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Issue: Maine coastal and ocean issues

Program Topic: Green Crabs: Invasion, Impact and Opportunities

Key Discussion Points:
a) Green crab invasion, how they got here and when
b) What impact are green crabs having on shellfish and other species?
c) What can municipalities and others do about the explosion of green crabs?

Brian Beal: University of Maine at Machias and Downeast Institute for Applied Marine Research and Education, Beals, ME
Bailey Bowden: Penobscot Shellfish Conservation Committee
Hannah Annis: Area Biologist, Maine Department of Marine Resources