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'Larry' the 110-year-old lobster headed to Maine

Peter Van Allen |

A 15-pound 'centenarian' lobster called 'Larry' is heading from Florida to Maine, where he can live 'the way life should be' and regale other Maine State Aquarium residents with tales of yore.

More of Penobscot Bay closed to lobster, crab fishing

Fishermen reportedly accepting Penobscot lobster and crab area closures over mercury concerns.

Aquaculture eyed by South Portland

City councilors from South Portland held a workshop earlier this week to discuss the possibility of converting and expanding the Portland Street Pier in Ferry Village into what would be the first...

One on One with Maine Department of Marine Resources Commissioner Patrick Keliher

Laurie Schreiber |

In the five years since Maine Department of Marine Resources Commissioner Patrick Keliher took on the agency's leadership, he and his team have played a central role in making the state's commercial...

Bait shortage comes as lobster demand heats up

Officials with the Maine Department of Marine Resources are mulling over the possibility of aiding in the shortage of lobster bait caught on Georges Bank, a key fishing area off Massachusetts.

New England fisheries feel the effect of warming waters

After years of contending with overfishing, pollution and increased foreign competition, fishermen along the Northeast Coast are faced with yet another challenge to their way of life — climate...

Federal lawsuit over at-sea monitoring still a go

Fishermen opposing the cost-shift of at-sea monitoring say they are moving forward with a federal lawsuit despite the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration concession that it will help pay...

‘Gold rush mentality’ raises concerns about seaweed sustainability

The organizers of The Maine Seaweed Festival have canceled the South Portland festival of all things kelp amid concerns about the lack of sustainability in the country’s largest...

NOAA to aid in cost for at-sea fishing monitoring

Staff |

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said it will help pay for the cost of at-sea fishing monitoring for New England groundfish fishermen.

Mercury contamination closes fishing in part of Penobscot Bay

An additional 5.5-square-mile section of Penobscot Bay has been closed to lobster and crab fishing after the Maine Department of Marine Resources found mercury contamination in lobsters caught in the...