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Entrepreneur leverages multiple directions in booming oyster market

Brendan Parsons is leveraging Maine’s booming oyster farming industry in a big way, as he enters the market from several different directions.

Luke's Lobster continues rapid expansion

Lori Valigra |

Luke Holden's calm demeanor belies his fast-paced life. The co-founder of Luke's Lobster, which started in 2009, opened his 24th U.S. shack in Philadelphia on July 21,...

Brunswick shellfish harvester to try state's first clam farm

A Brunswick shellfish harvester awaits word from the Maine Department of Marine Resources on his proposal to lease an acre of intertidal land in the New Meadows watershed to establish an experimental...

Bigelow Lab lands grant to study life below the ocean floor


Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in East Boothbay landed a $445,041 award from the National Science Foundation to fund a project studying life in the low-energy habitat beneath the ocean floor.

New law cracks down on lobstering outlaws

A bill sponsored by state Sen. Brian Langley, R-Ellsworth, to impose harsher penalties for violations in the lobster fishery has gone into effect.

Maine Food Insider: Seaweed harvester focusing on business as crucial court date nears

Lori Valigra |

Acadian Seaplants, one of the largest rockweed harvesters in the world, is doing business as usual while the Maine Supreme Judicial Court reviews a lower court's ruling regarding harvesting rockweed...

Lobster catch down, prices remain steady

Maine's lobster catch is lower than recent years at this time of the season, but that hasn't translated into higher prices for consumers.

Mishaps mar Down East Magazine's first lobster roll festival

Down East Magazine issued an apology to those attendees of its inaugural Down East Lobster Roll Festival Saturday who became disgruntled when the festival ran out of food after more people showed up...

Which chef will earn title of 'World's Best Lobster Roll' creator?


Bragging rights for creator of the “world's best lobster roll” are on the line as 12 chefs compete for that title in Down East Magazine's Lobster Roll Festival that will take place from...

Return of green slime threatens Greater Portland mudflats


Green slime caused by nuisance algal blooms has returned to Casco Bay’s mudflats, threatening shellfish harvesting in the affected coves.