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Study: Baby lobsters struggle to survive in warming waters

Warming ocean waters are making it difficult for baby lobsters to survive, according to a new study from scientists at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center and the East Boothbay-based...

U.S., Canada in deal to share cod fishery

Cod stocks have declined following overfishing, warming ocean temperatures and climate change, with the United States and Canada's fisheries overlapping in the eastern part of Georges Bank off New...

President designates marine national monument off New England

Having just signed a proclamation creating the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument in Maine’s north woods, President Barack Obama is on a roll to preserve even more areas, this time...

Two lobstermen charged with running illegal operation

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Following a seven-month investigation, the Maine Marine Patrol has charged two midcoast lobstermen with operating an illegal fishing operation.

Exclusive: Look's Gourmet gets major investment, gives Maine Venture Fund another exit

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Look's Gourmet Food Co. Inc. of Whiting completed a major investment and partnership transaction with Sea Watch International of Easton, Md., giving Look's an undisclosed financial infusion and...

Poliquin, Pingree bill will ease rules on sea urchin fishery

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U.S. Reps. Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin are celebrating a victory following the unanimous passage in the U.S. House of Representatives of a bill that will streamline the inspection process for...

Gulf of Maine mussel population drastically dropping

The number of blue mussels along the coastline of the Gulf of Maine is rapidly dropping as the population of the mollusk has dropped by more than 60% over the last four decades.

Portland company faces $1.25M ruling over sea urchin imports

The Portland-based ISF Trading Co. has pleaded guilty to illegally importing live Canadian sea urchins valued at $172,800.

Largest cruise ship of the season docks in Portland

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A floating theme park with 30 bumper cars, a 30-foot rock-climbing wall and a 220-foot outdoor movie screen called Portland home on Sunday when Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas docked at the...

Waterman’s Beach Lobster to close after 30 years

A James Beard Award-winning lobster shack in South Thomaston will close after three decades, it announced on its website.

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