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Rockport boatbuilder faces ‘crippling’ DEP fine

Artisan Boatworks, a Rockport-based boatbuilder, is facing what it called a "crippling" fine from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection that will set it back...

Cat food market exists for Maine's invasive green crab

The invasive green crab that has been plaguing Maine’s $16 million commercial softshell clam industry could have market potential for the cat food industry.

UNE researcher gets $1.7M grant to aid fishing industry

A federal agency has awarded a University of New England researcher and his colleagues $1.7 million for a research project they hope will help increase revenues for the fishing...

Linda Bean lobster plant loses big buyer

Dylan Martin |

Linda Bean's lobster-processing business has lost a major New York-based buyer that sells food at sports stadiums in Boston and Minnesota.

Lobster co-op sues feds to recover seized funds

A lobstermen cooperative in South Thomaston is suing the U.S. government in an attempt to recover $70,000 that was seized from a former manager accused of embezzlement.

Proposed shrimp fishery restrictions unpopular with fishermen

Maine’s shrimp fishery may face sharp restrictions if it reopens for the 2015 season — restrictions that concern fishermen who rely on shrimp harvesting for their...

Proposed scallop season reduction under fire

The state’s proposal to reduce the 2014-2015 scallop season by 22 days in most locations received a cool reception at a recent Scallop Advisory Council meeting in...

Linda Bean's lobster plant cited for health violations

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cited Linda Bean’s lobster-processing plant in Rockland for serious health violations.

Boothbay yacht co. completes merger

Hodgdon, a boatbuilding company based in the midcoast area, is launching a new division after successfully merging its yacht division with two acquired companies that will increase its...

Maine fishermen get $1.6M in disaster aid

The Maine groundfishing industry is receiving a major boost with $1.6 million in federal disaster aid after a particularly tumultuous season last year.