Glen Melvin, a shellfish and elver harvester from Waldoboro, is pictured being presented the second annual Maine Department of Marine Resources Award of Excellence by DMR Commissioner Patrick Keliher at the recent Fishermen’s Forum in Rockport. The award recognizes members of the industry who help the Department to ensure a sustainable future for Maine’s commercial fisheries; Melvin was honored for his work on the Shellfish Advisory Council. Keliher says, “Glen is never shy about telling me what he thinks. I have come to rely on him for straightforward, unvarnished opinions. He doesn’t always tell me what I want to hear, but that reality check is important for fisheries managers. His contributions are always appreciated and he is extremely deserving of this honor.”