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As Luke's Lobster grows, its owner keeps an eye on sustainability

Laurie Schreiber |

Luke's Lobster, which became a certified B Corporation earlier this year, has initiatives underway that company founder Luke Holden said are aimed at furthering the sustainability of the lobster...

Lobster dealers partner with Dept. of Corrections to find workers

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Lobster dealers are partnering with the Maine Department of Corrections in a new program that's intended to help them find the workers they need.

State scallop fishing season starts off strong

Maine's scallop fishery is now open and appears to be getting off to a strong start, based on early reports.

New sailmaker sets up shop in Boothbay

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The Boothbay region, a mecca of boatbuilding, now has a new sailmaking business.

Buxton company lands $600K grant to bring seaweed to the bread aisle

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Buxton-based VitaminSea will receive a $600,000 Small Business Innovation Research grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to further develop SeaKelp+, a kelp-based additive for bread.

Leveraging niche market, Hodgdon splashes two tenders for European megayacht

Laurie Schreiber |

The launch of two new tenders for a superyacht under construction in Germany signals a thriving niche market — although one facing increasing competition — for the Damariscotta superyacht...

Portland fishermen protest waterfront development

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Portland fishermen last week launched a social media campaign urging Portland officials and residents to protect the working waterfront and their livelihoods from development.

Commercial fishermen oppose proposed oyster farm in Brunswick

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A group of Brunswick commercial fishermen opposed an application by Mere Point Oyster Co. for a 40-acre lease in Maquoit Bay.

UMaine report analyzes coastal climate challenges ahead

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Mainers can expect significant environmental changes in the next two decades due to increased greenhouse gas emissions and patterns of climate variability, says a new report by two...

Shrimp fishery moratorium extended through 2021

The Northern Shrimp Section of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission extended a moratorium on commercial fishing of Gulf of Maine shrimp through 2021.