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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...

Groundfishing aground? The rise and fall of Maine's offshore fishing industry

James McCarthy |

Inside the Portland Fish Exchange's cavernous warehouse on a hot summer's morning it's unseasonably cold, 38 degrees Fahrenheit according to a wall thermometer. An hour before the start...

Machiasport business reopens, rehires 40 workers

Cooke Aqauculture, a local producer of farm-raised Atlantic salmon among other kinds of fish, has reopened its facility in Machiasport.The...

Bean’s lobster plant still not cleared of violations

The Food and Drug Administration and Linda Bean’s lobster processor in Rockland appear to be divided over whether the plant has been cleared of "significant...

Rockport boatbuilder faces ‘crippling’ DEP fine

Artisan Boatworks, a Rockport-based boatbuilder, is facing what it called a "crippling" fine from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection that will set it back...

Cat food market exists for Maine's invasive green crab

The invasive green crab that has been plaguing Maine’s $16 million commercial softshell clam industry could have market potential for the cat food industry.

UNE researcher gets $1.7M grant to aid fishing industry

A federal agency has awarded a University of New England researcher and his colleagues $1.7 million for a research project they hope will help increase revenues for the fishing...

Linda Bean lobster plant loses big buyer

Dylan Martin |

Linda Bean's lobster-processing business has lost a major New York-based buyer that sells food at sports stadiums in Boston and Minnesota.