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Tribal leader sued for revealing secret fishing spot on social media

Two lawsuits around the tribal elver fishery were recently filed by members of the Passamaquoddy tribe, including one alleging that posting a harvester's landing reports on social media deprived that...

Court decision privatizes rockweed harvest in intertidal zone

Harvesting of rockweed just got trickier, at least in Washington County, following a ruling by Maine Superior Court Judge Harold Stewart II that rockweed in the intertidal zone belongs to the owner...

Feds shut down scallop fishing area

Federal regulators have closed a heavily fished scallop management area in the Northern Gulf of Maine, stating that permitted vessels dragging for scallops in that area had reached their cumulative...

York wavers on federal grant help for Maine Coast after owner's OUI arrest

Following the arrest last weekend of York-based Maine Coast owner Tom Adams on an OUI charge, the town of York may reconsider its involvement in helping the lobster wholesaler secure a federal grant...

Luke’s Lobster co-op grabs attention of national magazine

The national expansion of Luke’s Lobster chain of restaurants while doing some good at home in Maine has caught the attention of a national magazine with more than 8 million unique monthly...

Lower Kennebec to be dredged for safe passage of BIW ships

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to undertake an emergency maintenance dredging in the lower Kennebec River between Phippsburg and Bath to allow for safe downriver passage of destroyers built...

Lobster union to close on $4 million purchase of Trenton pound

The Maine Lobstering Union Local 207 is about to complete the first phase of a three-part plan for a statewide buying cooperative with the $4 million purchase of the Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound.

Island Institute publishes 'deep dive' into coastal, island economies

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The Island Institute has published its first deep-dive comparison of the economic, community and environmental indicators for Maine's coastal and island communities with the rest of the state and...

Maine scallop fishermen seek to restrict out-of-staters

Maine scallop fishermen view big scallop boats from out of state as a threat to recovering scallop stocks on federal grounds in the northern Gulf of Maine.

Farm Credit East pays dividends to Maine farmers, foresters, fishermen

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Farm Credit East, the Northeast's largest agricultural lending cooperative, distributed a record $56 million in cash patronage dividends to more than 11,000 farm, fishing and forestry business owners...

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