Rockweed Harvesting – Ascophyllum nodosum is a vital keystone species that provides a home for all kinds of marine species and it is a major contributor to the primary productivity of the area as well. Some folks are concerned about the harvest while others feel that a “sustainable” harvest is possible. Opponents are concerned about the opening up of Cobscook Bay. Cobscook and the Head Harbour Passage area form an important “ecological engine” that feeds the Bay area and the northern part of the Gulf of Maine. If you are concerned you can sign a petition here.