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Whole Oceans hires veteran production officer for Bucksport land-based salmon farm

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Whole Oceans, a Maine-based company that is planning to build a $250 million land-based aquafarm to raise Atlantic salmon in Bucksport, has hired Joe McElwee as its chief production officer effective...

U.S. Chamber comes out against new tariffs, details impact on Maine

James McCarthy |

A new analysis by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce shows that roughly $130 million of Maine exports are threatened by new tariffs already imposed or threatened by China, the European Union, Mexico and...

Bait shortage puts squeeze on Maine’s lobstering fleet

The prospect of a shortage of herring bait for Maine’s lobster fishing fleet already is driving price increases for bait fish this summer and is fueling concern about the long-term availability...

Gulf of Maine Research Institute raises over $22M to support its work

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The Gulf of Maine Research Institute successfully completed its five-year Campaign for the Gulf of Maine, raising $22.8 million to support its research and educational activities.

Downeast Institute completing $6.6 million expansion

The nonprofit Downeast Institute for Applied Marine Research and Education is weeks away from completion of a $6.6 million expansion.

Rockweed harvest continues to provoke debate

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Landowners around Cobscook Bay in Washington County are raising concerns that rockweed harvesting operations there are destroying the habitat for other marine organisms and shorebirds.

Seaweed entrepreneur expands in Biddeford, launches new products

Laurie Schreiber |

Ocean's Balance Inc., a Maine innovator of edible seaweed products, has moved into a new facility in the Pepperell Mill Campus in downtown Biddeford and will launch nine new edible seaweed products.

MDOT 'ready to dig in' on building freezer warehouse without Americold

Renee Cordes |

The Maine Department of Transportation will go ahead with plans to build a cold-storage warehouse in Portland without Americold Realty Trust (NYSE: COLD) as a partner, welcoming the chance to take a...

Nordic Aquafarms hires first two employees in Maine for Belfast project

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Nordic Aquafarms CEO Erik Heim announced that the company has hired its first two employees in Maine as the company prepares to submit applications to local and state authorities later this summer...

Maine businesses ‘feeling the pain’ of new tariffs

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From lobstermen to manufacturers and contracts that use steel, Maine businesses are feeling the impact of tariffs on U.S. trade.