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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.

Deadline nears for seafood business contest

The deadline is approaching for a national seafood business competition that is giving away a number of prizes, along with an opportunity to meet with investors.

What to do with an icon: Boston PR firm hired to retool branding for Maine lobster

Laurie Schreiber |

Delicious, healthy, sustainably harvested, traceable to individual fishermen rooted in fishing communities for generations.

Maine fishing in 2014 sets new record

Maine fishermen set a new state record for 2014, reeling in a catch valued at more than $585 million, but not every fishery had good news.

Maine’s 2014 lobster catch an all-time high

Maine’s lobster catch value reached an estimated $456.9 million in 2014, a new all-time record that was driven by an unusually high increase in price per pound.

New CEI web tools aim to integrate Maine seafood into local food movement

Lori Valigra |

A new set of tools to be announced next week by CEI aims to integrate Maine’s seafood industry into food distribution systems in the Northeast and tap the trend of consumers...

Feds sue Rockport dentist over fraud

A Rockport dentist is facing a lawsuit from the federal government over allegations that he submitted fraudulent bills for MaineCare reimbursement.

Two bays closed for scallop harvesting

The Maine Department of Marine Resources has closed two bays in Washington County for scallop harvesting, saying the resource faced "risk of unusual damage and imminent...