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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.

Restructuring leads to job losses at Rockland FMC plant

One of the largest employers in Knox County and one of Rockland's largest property taxpayers, the Philadelphia-based chemical manufacturing company FMC, has announced that it will be cutting its...

Congressional delegation pans Swedish lobster ban

Maine's congressional delegation and leaders in the lobster fishing and export industries are voicing their opposition to a proposed Swedish proposal that would label the American lobster as an...

Move over Candy Crush — Maine fishermen might have a new favorite app

Finding yourself getting a headache from trying to make sense of the ins-and-outs of regulations for fishing in Maine? Well, there’s an app for that thanks to one enterprising West Gardiner...

Historic Robinhood Marine sells to Derecktor partnership


A group that ran a ferry line that evacuated people from New York City on 9/11 is part of a partnership that acquired the Robinhood Marine Center in Georgetown.