Maine's natural resources have always been important to its people. Timber, tourism, agriculture and fisheries are hallmarks of the state's economy. The urbanization of southern Maine contributes to the impoverishment, contamination and outright destruction of vital components of Maine's environment.
Normandeau Associates, Inc, MER Assessment Co., & Casco Bay Estuary Partnership. (2002). Expanding and Sustaining the Shellfisheries of Casco Bay (Fact Sheet). Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service, Casco Bay Estuary Partnership.