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House panel approves bill to let clammers dig near Acadia

The U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources unanimously approved a bill that let wormers and clammers dig near the Acadia National Park Shoreline, Maine Public reported on its website.

Top Gun expands to include aquaculture startups


The Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development and its partners are expanding next year's Top Gun entrepreneurship program to include companies in the aquaculture sector.

New rules proposed for herring fishery, a prime source of lobster bait

The New England Fishery Management Council has released a new suite of proposed rules for the Atlantic herring fishery, which is a prime bait source for Maine's lobster industry.

New scallop farming techniques deployed

Father-and-son fishermen Marsden and Bob Brewer have deployed a Japanese technique for farming Atlantic sea scallops, using lantern nets — the first of its kind in Penobscot Bay.

Plenty of scallops, but prices are low

The price for scallops so far this season is considerably lower than last year.

Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative responds to questions about its effectiveness

The Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative, which has spent $6.25 million over four years to market lobsters to well-known chefs and at restaurant events nationwide, is seeking to extend its contract...

Despite Maine's objections, no shrimp harvesting for another year

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's shrimp board has voted to ban shrimp fishing in the Gulf of Maine for another year.

Proposed offshore fishing rules could open some closed areas

The National Marine Fisheries Service has released the proposed Omnibus Essential Fish Habitat Amendment which, if enacted, could mean big changes in how the government manages commercial fishing in...

Portland floats mixed-use plan to give Ocean Terminal new life

Portland city officials will brief the city's Economic Development Committee on plans to redevelop the 1920s-era Portland Ocean Terminal on the Maine State Pier into a mixed-use space anchored by a...

State holding lottery for its most lucrative per-pound fishery


Starting Nov. 15, the Department of Marine Resources will be implementing a lottery for the state's lucrative elver fishery, to allow at least seven new licenses to be issued for the 2018 season,...