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‘Maine After Midnight’: Dallas chefs get taste of Maine lobster


In one of Texas’ largest restaurant hubs, the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative hosted an event this week to bring the taste and history of Maine’s iconic lobster to both veteran...

New food mantra for Maine: ‘Pass the green crab empanadas, please’?

University of Maine researchers are looking into possible food uses for green crabs that could lead to the commercial harvest of the invasive clam-eating species.

Fish kill seen as bait-fish windfall for lobstermen

Lobstermen and other shellfish harvesters are assisting local efforts today to clean up a massive fish kill of “hundreds of thousands” of menhaden floating in the water and along the...

Maine elver harvest tops $12 million as season ends


Maine elver harvesters caught 9,282 pounds of baby eels this season, with a reported value of $12.09 million and an average price per pound of $1,302.

Owner of Bremen lobster co-op expanding into aquaculture

The new owner of the Bremen Lobster Pound Co-op is reintroducing aquaculture to the co-op's traditional function of being a base of operations for local lobstermen and commercial fishermen.

Lobster processing site will create up to 80 jobs to Gorham

Shucks Maine Lobster plans to build a 28,800-square-foot processing plant in Gorham, staffed by up to 80 employees.

Downeast Institute breaks ground on $5.8M expansion


The Downeast Institute for Applied Marine Research and Education broke ground today on a $5.8 million expansion that includes lab space to meet a variety of industry needs.

Warming oceans put lobster industry in the hot pot

Lori Valigra |

Scientists and lobstermen meeting in Portland this week agreed they need to share information and be more proactive about the changes coming with warming oceans.

NOAA recommends Maine fisheries research projects for $1.5M in funding


The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has recommended over $1.5 million in Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program funding for six fisheries research projects in Maine.

Report: Fewer baby lobsters in the Gulf of Maine


The latest findings of an international monitoring program of American lobsters indicate that the number of young lobsters in the Gulf of Maine continues to fall.