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Ducktrap River expansion will tap growing smoked salmon market

James McCarthy |

Ducktrap River of Maine has completed its $5 milion expansion in a vacant warehouse across from its smoked seafood facility in the Belfast Business Park.

Lobster exports post steep decline under Trump’s China tariffs

The value of live Maine lobsters exported to China dropped 64% in July 2018, compared with July 2017, following the Trump administration's imposition of new tariffs on China.

Lobster Institute at the University of Maine has a new director

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Richard Wahle has been named director of the University of Maine’s Lobster Institute, effective Sept.1.

Nordic Aquafarms heads to DEP with discharge application

Laurie Schreiber |

Nordic Aquafarms, which has proposed a large land-based aquaculture operation for Atlantic salmon in Belfast, is entering the next phase of a complex regulatory process.

Bucksport on its way to becoming a seafood hub

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In addition to the Portland-based company that's planning to build initially a $75 million land-based aquafarm to raise Atlantic salmon in Bucksport, two seafood-processing facilities are planning to...

Canadian food giant: Acquisition of Ready Seafood will accelerate its growth

James McCarthy |

Premium Brands Holdings Corp. (TSX:PBH), a Canadian food group that announced Tuesday its plans to acquire Portland-based Ready Seafood Co., says the transaction will bring its seafood assets to more...

Nordic Aquafarms acquires additional land in Belfast

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Nordic Aquafarms announced Tuesday that it has entered into an agreement with Belfast window manufacturer Mathews Brothers to purchase approximately 14 acres of land that adjoins the 40 acres that...

Shucks Maine Lobster proposing seafood hub near Portland Fish Pier

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John Hathaway, owner of Shucks Maine Lobster, is seeking a 30-year lease on a vacant city-owned lot on Commercial Street, to build a 16,000-square-foot multi-use “Maine Sustainable Seafood...

Rockland's commercial fish pier awarded $830K grant from EDA

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The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration is awarding a $830,000 grant to Rockland to renovate the city's commercial fish pier.

Downeast Institute completes its $6.6M expansion

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Downeast Institute in Beals hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday to celebrate the grand opening of its new $6.6 million expansion that includes a state-of-the-art shellfish hatchery.