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Georges River Tidewater Association open house and volunteer recruitment event 
Saturday, February 15, 2014, 11:00am - 02:00pm

GRTA provides volunteers with training and equipment to sample water quality from one of 14 locations accessible from the shore. Pairs of volunteers visit their sites once a month in April, May, June and October and twice a month in July, August, and September to take water samples and test them for pH, dissolved oxygen, temperature, and salinity.

Location 62 Water Street in Thomaston, Maine
Contact GRTA’s Volunteer Coordinator Eric Sroka at 207.832.1273
 http://www.georgesrivertidewater.org

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The following was released by the Maine Department of Marine Resources on Jan. 22:

The Maine Department of Marine Resources announced an emergency regulation that will support the continued rebuilding effort in Maine’s scallop fishery. The rule, effective January 23, 2016, will close the Muscle Ridge Area near South Thomaston and the Western Penobscot Bay Area.

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Louisiana’s Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, which governs commercial and recreational fishing in the state, got a new boss in January. Charlie Melancon, a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives and state legislator, was appointed to the job by the state’s new governor, John Bel Edwards.

Although much of his non-political work in the past has centered on the state’s sugar cane industry, Melancon said he is confident that other experience, including working closely with fishermen when in Congress, has prepared him well for this new challenge.

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