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Fisheries & Marine

New CEI web tools aim to integrate Maine seafood into local food movement

Lori Valigra |

A new set of tools to be announced next week by CEI aims to integrate Maine’s seafood industry into food distribution systems in the Northeast and tap the trend of consumers...

Feds sue Rockport dentist over fraud

A Rockport dentist is facing a lawsuit from the federal government over allegations that he submitted fraudulent bills for MaineCare reimbursement.

Two bays closed for scallop harvesting

The Maine Department of Marine Resources has closed two bays in Washington County for scallop harvesting, saying the resource faced "risk of unusual damage and imminent...

Ex-lobster co-op head pleads guilty to tax evasion

The former manager of the Spruce Head Fishermen's Cooperative has pleaded guilty to tax evasion and violating a law that prohibits the illegal sale of seafood.

Belfast shipyard seeks to expand Florida market

Front Street Shipyard in Belfast has contracted a Palm Beach, Fla.-based consultant who will seek new business opportunities for superyacht refit work in the Florida and Caribbean...

Maine shrimp season canceled for second year

Federal regulators have canceled shrimp harvesting in the Gulf of Maine for a second year in a row due to the population’s dramatic decline amid warming ocean...

Feds close portion of Gulf of Maine herring fishery

The National Marine Fisheries Service closed on Sunday the Atlantic herring fishery for a portion of the Gulf of Maine until May.

Ducktrap River of Maine's sales double under Don Cynewski's leadership

James McCarthy |

It's 11:30 a.m. and General Manager Don Cynewski stands at the ready for an important daily ritual at the employee cafeteria of Ducktrap River of Maine, which is one of Belfast's largest...

Tensions high as action is urged on cod decline

The New England Fishery Management Council has relegated the action to take on the dramatic cod population decline in the Gulf of Maine to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

Herring fishing closed to protect spawning

The Department of Marine Resource has closed several fishing areas along the Maine coast to protect the spawning stock of herring. The closure went into effect on Sept. 24 and extends...