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UNE professor receives $493,000 in NOAA grants to study fisheries

A University of New England marine sciences professor was recently awarded two federal grants totaling more than $493,000 to fund studies aimed at improving the commercial fishing industry and the...

Maine lobstermen report high prices for catch

Even with a strong year for lobster landings, Maine fishermen are reportedly receiving the highest prices for their haul since 2007.

Eels won’t be listed under Endangered Species Act

Federal wildlife officials announced Wednesday that eels won’t be listed for protection under the Endangered Species Act, a move that could have resulted in Maine’s lucrative elver...

DiMillo's Yacht Sales acquires Acadia Yachts in Maryland

Portland-based DiMillo’s Yacht Sales announced Monday it had acquired Acadia Yachts Sales, a yacht dealership and brokerage firm in Oxford, Md.

Portland sustainability startup wins $100,000 investment in pitch competition

Rapport, a Portland startup that develops software for businesses to track sustainability metrics, won a $100,000 investment from AOL founder Steve Case's investment company during a pitch...

Grassroots effort takes first steps in branding Moosehead region as 'America's Crown Jewel'

James McCarthy |

On a map of northern Maine, stick an imaginary pin in the middle of Moosehead Lake. Now draw a circle with a 25-mile radius using that point as its center.

Eastport Port Authority's Chris Gardner is looking forward in Eastport

Peter Van Allen |

Chris Gardner might be forgiven if he thought the sun rises with his job.

Gouldsboro lobster processor plans to boost production with new investment

A lobster processor in Gouldsboro plans to add up to 75 new employees as it expands production with the help of a new investor, the Ellsworth American reported Wednesday.

Lobstermen: Black sea bass threaten lobster fishery

Black sea bass moving northward as waters warm off the coast of New England has some commercial fishermen and lobstermen worrying that the sea bass are threatening lobsters in the region, The...

Maine delays technology for tracking sea urchin fishery

The Maine Department of Marine Resources is delaying its plan to track the sea urchin fishery with swipe cards until fall 2016, MPBN reported Thursday.