Gov. LePage Establishes Invasive Green Crab Task Force

ROCKPORT - A new task force has been established to investigate an invasive species along Maine’s coast.

Governor Paul LePage signed an executive order to create the task force to review the impacts of European green crabs to Maine’s blue mussels and soft-shelled clam population.


LePage says that green crabs are threatening the $25,000,000 shellfish industry, which is the state's 3rd largest.


The announcement was made this morning at the 39th annual Maine Fishermen's Forum in Rockport.


A written report from the task force with recommendations is expected September 30th.

Clay Gordon

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Clay was hired by WVII/WFVX as a morning anchor for FOX BANGOR's 7AM News Hour and as reporter for the 6,10 & 11 o’clock news in July 2011.

He graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington where he received his B.A. in Journalism. Clay has worked at Fox National News in New York, WTIU in Indianapolis and the Big Ten Network.

In his free time, Clay is a firefighter for the Holden Fire/Rescue Department in Holden and is an avid hockey fan.

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