Civil Eats cites UMaine working waterfront data in article about oyster farmers

In an article about the challenges faced by young oyster farmers as working waterfronts disappear, Civil Eats cited 2019 data from the University of Maine that shows only 20 miles of Maine’s 5,300-mile coastline supports working-waterfront activities, a number that has decreased 20 percent since 2002. The data also show that working waterfronts generate more than $740 million in revenue annually and support roughly 35,000 jobs for the state.