Mechanical engineering student quoted in Forecaster article on invasive green crabs

The Forecaster reported on a conservation project in Scarborough that is focused on killing invasive green crabs, which are predators of clams. About 20 people participated in the June 28 conservation project in part because Scarborough has an ordinance that requires fishermen holding a commercial shellfish license to complete 12 hours of conservation work annually to renew their licenses, according to the article. Sam Nygren, a mechanical engineering student at the University of Maine, has had his commercial license for about three years. He returns to Scarborough each summer to dig for clams and participate in the clam conservation projects, the article states. “I think it is important for the future of the resource,” Nygren said. “Why shouldn’t we try to reduce the threat of invasive species?”