Marine Resources Committee


  • 4 p.m.
  • The third Wednesday of every month

Enabling Ordinance

Agendas & Minutes

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  • Chris Petersen, Chair
    288-9510 H
    Term expires 2025
  • John Avila, Secretary
    288-2910 H
    Term expires 2024
  • Joanna Fogg
    812-0885 W
    Term expires 2025

Additional Information

American Aqua Farms

Shellfish Area Closures

Before clamming in any area in Bar Harbor you should check to make sure the area is open. Potential shellfish closures are as listed:

Call the Department of Marine Resources Maine Red Tide and Shellfish Sanitation Hotline 1-800-232-4733 or 207-633-9571 with any other questions.

These state sites are important to check so that you can verify that there are no long-term or short-term local closures due to red tides, rain, or other activities that could contaminate shellfish. To check for these in Bar Harbor you can also call the Bar Harbor Harbormaster at 288-5571.

To get more general information on water quality in Maine, you can check out these websites:

Maine Healthy Beaches

Maine Healthy Beaches is a volunteer monitoring program that measures for potential fecal contamination in water and serves as an advisory for swimming. Data on beaches in the Bar Harbor region are available online.


Research Articles

Several projects have been done on marine resources in Bar Harbor with support from researchers and students at College of the Atlantic and Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory.

Hadley Point

This poster is posted at the signboard at Hadley Point in Bar Harbor and was designed by the Marine Resources Committee with help from Maine Sea Grant.

Any questions about obtaining a shellfish license can be answered on the shellfish and clamming page.