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Founder of seafood processing plant looks to avoid impending auction

The founder of the Tenants Harbor-based seafood processing plant Sea Hag Seafood is hoping to avoid a planned auction for the plant’s property, building and equipment following its closure...

Seafood retailer setting up shop in Bangor

A Milbridge seafood retailer is in the midst of a renovation project to convert a Bangor filling station into a seafood shop.

Maine lobster brings bigger bucks to restaurants

While officials in Sweden have been pushing to ban the import of live "Maine" lobsters, restaurant patrons in America can't get enough of the crustacean — meaning that eateries across the...

Inside the Notebook: Seeding clams in Downeast Maine

James McCarthy |

The clam-seeding project is a collective effort by the 250 local diggers who sell clams to Gulf of Maine Inc., which diverted $1 for every bushel of clams it purchased into a fund for buying baby...

A new owner for longtime fish market in Kennebunkport

The Kennebunkport-based Port Lobster is under new ownership after 63 years, as its owner, Sonny Hutchins, has sold the fish market to Kennebunkport Selectman Allen Daggett.

Maine raises age for completion of lobster apprenticeship

It just become easier for students looking to get into the $495 million business of lobster fishing in Maine as a new change in fishing laws has raised the age for hopeful lobstermen and women to...

More questions raised about proposed European lobster ban

The plot thickens about the proposed European ban importing live American lobsters, with seafood export specialists joining Maine's congressional delegation in raising questions about the science...

Tenants Harbor fishing wharf earns working waterfront status

The Maine Department of Marine Resources has obtained a working waterfront covenant to preserve a long-serving commercial fishing wharf in Tenants Harbor that has been in the sights of developers...

Coalition challenges approval of genetically engineered salmon

The Friends of Merrymeeting Bay, has joined a coalition in filing a lawsuit over the recent decision by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to approve the first-ever genetically engineered food...

Odds drop for an ‘extremely early’ start to Maine lobster season

In their latest projections, scientists at the Portland-based Gulf of Maine Research Institute have dropped the odds of an extremely early start to Maine’s 2016 lobster season.