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Fisheries & Marine

Fishermen peeved about Border Patrol checks in 'Gray Zone'

U.S. Border Patrol operations is causing consternation among Canadian vessels fishing in waters around Machias Seal Island, an area claimed by both the United States and Canada.

Lawsuit: Seafood company repackaged expired catch, then fired whistleblower

The former general manager of Atwood Lobster in South Thomaston is suing the seafood wholesaler, claiming he was wrongly fired after raising concerns about alleged illegal accounting and packaging...

Luke's Lobster begins operations in vacated Portland Pier space

Luke's Lobster has leased a landing facility at 60 Portland Pier, space that was occupied by New Meadow Lobster until it shut down last December.

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.