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Nordic Aquafarms seeks BEP review of its permit applications

Nordic Aquafarms is moving its state permit applications to the jurisdiction of the Maine Board of Environmental Protection, a seven-member citizen board created by the Legislature to provide,...

Former school will become boat storage for a Moosehead Lake marina

Laurie Schreiber |

Moosehead Marina LLC bought the long-vacant 5,000-square-foot former school on 6.71 acres from the state.

Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative executive director to step down

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Matt Jacobson, who has led the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative since its inception in 2013, is stepping down as executive director on Feb. 25.

Nordic Aquafarms plans $400M aquaculture facility in California

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Nordic Aquafarms, which is planning a land-based salmon aquaculture facility in Belfast, announced plans to open a second U.S.-based facility, this time in California.

Purchase of Latin American shrimp company advances Cooke Inc.’s diversification strategy

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Cooke Inc., an aquaculture company based in New Brunswick that has salmon farms and hatcheries in Maine, has acquired Seajoy Seafood Corp. group, one of the largest vertically integrated premium...

FocusMaine cites success in first year of 10-year plan to add 20,000 jobs

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FocusMaine, a nonprofit partnership focused on increasing the state's economic base, said its efforts have reaped success in agriculture and aquaculture businesses, a year after launching a 10-year...

Six projects receive funds in ninth round of Coastal Community Grant Program

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Six projects from South Portland to Stonington were awarded state Department of Agriculture Conservation and Forestry grants that will help provide support for projects ranging from identifying ways...

Island Institute planting seeds for 10-fold increase in Maine's aquaculture industry

Laurie Schreiber |

Since its inception in 2015, Island Institute's Aquaculture Business Development program has had 75 individuals go through the program, with 20 starting businesses that have contributed an estimated...

Substantial expansion planned for Prospect Harbor lobster processing plant

Laurie Schreiber |

Consolidation of East Coast Seafood Group’s live lobster packing operations is expected to result in substantial expansion of the corporation’s facility in Prospect Harbor.

Planning Board approves eel-growing operation in Waldoboro

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An operation that grows market-size product from baby eels — called elvers or glass eels — received approval from the town's Planning Board to build a facility at the Waldoboro Business...

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