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Seven Maine food companies selected for 'Cultivator' accelerator program

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The Maine Center for Entrepreneurs and its sponsor FocusMaine selected seven Maine companies to participate in the 2018-19 Cultivator Food, Beverage and Agriculture Accelerator program.

Price hits $2,593 a pound for Maine’s highly prized baby eels

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Maine’s small-but-lucrative elver fishery is on pace to set a new record.

Collins, King push for more research into warming of Gulf of Maine

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Citing measurements indicating record-breaking temperatures for water entering the Gulf of Maine, U.S. Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Angus King, I-Maine, have sent a letter to the National...

Promising scallop aquaculture initiative gets $600K boost

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The Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research awarded a $300,000 grant to CEI to investigate the economic viability of a Japanese scallop production technique that has been shown to grow scallops...

Mechanical rockweed harvesting sparks concerns on Deer Isle

Residents of Stonington and Deer Isle expressed concern about noise from the machinery used to harvest rockweed in their area, as well as the potential for bycatch and the impact of harvesting on...

Zoning change advances Nordic Aquafarms' $150M project in Belfast

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Belfast City Council unanimously approved a zoning ordinance change on Tuesday night that allows Nordic Aquafarms to move forward on its $150 million Phase 1 project to build one of the world's...

Maine lands $700K federal grant to protect endangered whales

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The Maine Department of Marine Resources has been awarded a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to improve data used to protect endangered North Atlantic right whales.

Elver run looks good, prices up over last year

Since the start of the elver season on March 22, the spring run has been picking up and landings are looking good.

Marine-based magnet school set to open in Searsport

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The Maine Ocean School, a new public magnet high school with a marine-based curriculum, is scheduled to open in Searsport for the fall 2018 semester.

New Gloucester IT service provider recognized for its global growth

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Planson International, a 25-year-old-global supplier of information technology software, hardware and services based in New Gloucester, was just named “Service Provider of the Year” by...