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Topsham lobster co. featured in Oprah’s online store

Topsham’s Hancock Gourmet Lobster Co. is being featured in a new online luxury goods and services store launched by the Oprah Winfrey Network last week.

Seafood technology: When 'net' means more than catching fish

Lori Valigra |

For generations Maine's fishermen have used nature — both their own internal sense of navigation and measurements like water temperature — to find rich fishing grounds. But...

New lead biologist for lobster monitoring program

Kathleen Reardon, who has coordinated the state Department of Marine Resources' lobster monitoring programs for the past 10 years, has been named the lead lobster biologist for the state.

Sprague proposes Portland boatyard expansion

Phineas Sprague Jr., the owner of Portland Yacht Services, is proposing to expand his boatyard on Portland’s waterfront.

Maine lobster prices on the upswing

Maine lobster prices have increased by an average of about $1 to $2 from last year because of lower supply.

From napkin sketch to $20 million in sales: Owners of Sea Salt Lobster talk growth

James McCarthy |

In just six years, Shawn McEwen and Morey Highbarger have gone from a simple napkin sketch to being co-owners of a Saco-based wholesale and retail...

MTI gives $50,000 to boost Maine algal industry

How can Maine support a larger market for sea vegetables and other algae products? A newly formed partnership between public and private sectors seeks to answer that question,...

A wild fishery tamed: Maine elvers are in demand in Asia, but quotas limit catch

Laurie Schreiber |

Starting in late March, hundreds of fishermen leave the cozy warmth of their homes, prepared to spend the freezing night or dawn hours along coastal estuaries. Navigating slippery banks...

Exports boost lobster: Demand from Asia boosting sales at York shellfish dealer

James McCarthy |

Seafood was Maine's leading export in 2014, with its total value of $456.67 million topping the No. 2 export commodity of paper and pulp products by almost $100 million. And the biggest...

Ex-lobster co-op head gets prison time

The former manager of the Spruce Head Fishermen's Cooperative has been sentenced to eight months in prison for tax evasion and illegally selling lobsters.