The Coastal Packet is the local edition of the Progressive Review, following Maine news and progressive politics. Since 1964, the Review has been providing the news while there was still time to do something about it.
Monday, February 27
Declining worm harvest
It’s a dirty job, but digging for blood and sand worms along the Maine coast can pay well, particularly in areas of the state where it can be hard to make a living. Maine’s annual harvest of these popular bait worms, however, continues to decline, posing a quandary for marine biologists who cite climate change and predation as possible factors.