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Leveraging opportunity in growing market, oyster farm to expand

Glidden Point Oyster Farm plans to buy a second farm for its oysters, as the fishery is attracting new entrants, particularly commercial fisherman wanting supplemental income.

Grant supports shellfish industry, public health


The Maine Department of Marine Resources has received a $32,000 grant from the Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund that will allow the department to purchase equipment to test for domoic acid, a naturally...

Eel farming could be next aquaculture boom

A small eel farm is under way in South Bristol, raising elvers so they can be sold live and fully grown to local restaurants.

Fishermen dive into scallop season

The scallop fishery started for the winter season on Dec. 1 on an optimistic note, the Ellsworth American reported.

How Maine could be affected if Trump cuts funds for climate research

President-elect Donald Trump's vow to scale back research funding for some NASA programs could adversely impact some key Maine institutions, including the University of Maine, the Gulf of Maine...

Report details Island Institute's 2016 impact on islands and coast

James McCarthy |

The Rockland-based nonprofit reported operating revenue of $5.47 million and almost $5.4 million in operating expenses, which included $883,179 being spent on community development and $1 million on...

Maine's urchin fishery garners higher price for catch

Maine's sea urchins have been fetching high prices since the start of the harvest season in September, largely because the quality of roe is low in urchins harvested elsewhere in the world.

Mainebiz announces finalists for 'fastest growing' awards

Staff |

Mainebiz has chosen eight companies as finalists for the Mainebiz “Fastest Growing Companies in Maine” awards. All eight companies have exhibited tremendous growth over three years and...

Further thoughts on Isle au Haut: Entrepreneurs by necessity

James McCarthy |

After spending a day on Isle au Haut last month reporting my Oct. 14 story, “An island community confronts its economic challenges,” I returned to the mainland with uneasy feelings about...

Fisheries Commission: New England's shrimp fishery won't reopen in 2017

New England's shrimp fishery, which is mostly based in Maine, will not be reopened after a Thursday decision by an arm of the regulatory Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.