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Ex-lobster co-op head pleads guilty to tax evasion

The former manager of the Spruce Head Fishermen's Cooperative has pleaded guilty to tax evasion and violating a law that prohibits the illegal sale of seafood.

Belfast shipyard seeks to expand Florida market

Front Street Shipyard in Belfast has contracted a Palm Beach, Fla.-based consultant who will seek new business opportunities for superyacht refit work in the Florida and Caribbean...

Maine shrimp season canceled for second year

Federal regulators have canceled shrimp harvesting in the Gulf of Maine for a second year in a row due to the population’s dramatic decline amid warming ocean...

Feds close portion of Gulf of Maine herring fishery

The National Marine Fisheries Service closed on Sunday the Atlantic herring fishery for a portion of the Gulf of Maine until May.

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...

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