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Maine’s most productive scallop ground shut down

As part of the state’s conservation plan to conserve and rebuild the scallop resource, the state Department of Marine Resources said it is closing Cobscook Bay, the most productive scallop...

Lobster Tough LLC makes bandages using lobster waste

A new Portland startup is finding yet another use for lobsters and showing that the almost $1 billion Maine industry is still finding new ways to keep innovating a 400 year old legacy.

Former Wayfarer Marine co-owner Chandler McGaw killed in accident

A former part-owner of Wayfarer Marine, Chandler "Sandy" McGaw, was killed in a motorcycle-car accident in Collier County, Fla., on Jan. 17, the PenBay Pilot reported.

Tillson Avenue in Rockland the newest site for redevelopment

Rockland could be in for another wave of resurgence, with the possibility of new development in an 8-acre area on and around Tillson Avenue, The Working Waterfront reported.

Lobster industry focuses on marketing

Lobstermen are reporting an excellent year for both volume of lobster landings and profit for the 2015 fishing season, the Boothbay Register reported.

Bigelow Lab grabs $6.2M in awards

The Harold Alfond Foundation has awarded $3.1 million to Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences to build a 32-bed student and visiting scientist residence on its East Boothbay Campus. An anonymous...

Lawsuit pushes ownership questions over rockweed

Multiple alleged incidents of illegal rockweed harvesting have provided the catalyst to file a civil lawsuit against Acadian Seaplants, The Quoddy Tides reported.

Downeast seafood distributor reports scallops stolen

Machias Bay Seafood suffered a blow when 700 pounds of scallops, valued at about $10,000, were stolen Wednesday, the Bangor Daily News reported.

More flexibility sought for profitable elver fishery

A price boom in recent years has made Maine’s elver fishery highly profitable, with prices reaching as high as $2,000 per pound for the tiny baby eels, which are shipped to Asia for grow-out.

Gov. Paul LePage nominates cabinet-level positions

Gov. Paul LePage announced Tuesday several cabinet-level nominations, including commissioners for the departments of Education and Environmental Protection and adjutant general.