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Panel: Shrimp fishing in Maine should remain closed in 2016

A regional fisheries commission has said the moratorium on shrimp fishing in Maine should remain in effect in 2016, citing dim prospects for the recovery of the shrimp population due to warming...

Maine scallop fishermen lack moorings for boats

A couple of weeks before the Maine scallop season gets underway, fishermen are struggling to find places to keep their boats.

Trenton mussel-processing facility destroyed by fire

A Saturday night fire destroyed Acadia Aqua Farms’ nearly complete mussel-processing facility in Trenton, but the company plans to rebuild it.

Maine's fisheries landing value was second in nation in 2014

Maine's commercial marine fisheries are the second-most lucrative nationwide for the first time, surpassing Massachusetts with the help of a bump in the value of lobster.

Taunton Bay Oyster Co. hopes to double production

The Taunton Bay Oyster Co. has filed an application with the state for a 10-year aquaculture lease to grow up to 4 million oysters on three sites totaling 23.7 acres in Northern Bay in Penobscot.

Front Street Shipyard launches partnership with Norwegian shipyard

James McCarthy |

Front Street Shipyard in Belfast is partnering with a Norwegian shipyard to market, sell and build carbon-fiber ferries in the United States under the new company name Arcadia Alliance.

NASA commits $6.5M to Gulf of Maine Research Institute for climate change education

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland is receiving a $6.5 million grant from NASA to create a new educational program focused on science knowledge and problem-solving related to climate...

Lyman-Morse purchase of Wayfarer opens new opportunities

Laurie Schreiber |

In July, the Thomaston-based yacht builder Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding, led by its president, Drew Lyman, purchased Wayfarer Marine, a historic boatyard that occupies nine acres on Camden's waterfront.

Morris Yachts seeing increased interest from potential customers

Laurie Schreiber |

Sales of new boats at Morris Yachts plummeted when the recession hit in 2008. But with a surge of customer interest and new contracts coming in, owner Cuyler Morris and new president Pete Carroll are...

Company seeks to build up clamming in Maine's poorest county

James McCarthy |

Amy and Tim Sheehan, co-owners of Gulf of Maine Inc. in Pembroke, are bringing innovation to the tradition-bound clamming industry in Washington County.