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MDOT 'ready to dig in' on building freezer warehouse without Americold

Renee Cordes |

The Maine Department of Transportation will go ahead with plans to build a cold-storage warehouse in Portland without Americold Realty Trust (NYSE: COLD) as a partner, welcoming the chance to take a...

Nordic Aquafarms hires first two employees in Maine for Belfast project

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Nordic Aquafarms CEO Erik Heim announced that the company has hired its first two employees in Maine as the company prepares to submit applications to local and state authorities later this summer...

Maine businesses ‘feeling the pain’ of new tariffs

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From lobstermen to manufacturers and contracts that use steel, Maine businesses are feeling the impact of tariffs on U.S. trade.

Maine Sea Grant Program lands $575K federal grant

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration awarded $574,691 to the Maine Sea Grant College Program for initiatives to advance sustainable use and environmental conservation efforts along...

Hawaii man sentenced for fraud that stuck York lobster dealer with big loss

A former employee of York-based lobster wholesaler Maine Coast was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court for wire fraud that included a shipment of 50,000 pounds of lobster to a fraudulent...

China threatens tariff on Maine lobsters as trade war expands

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In response to President Trump's announcement on Friday of a 25% tariff on up to $50 billion worth of Chinese goods, China is threatening to impose new duties on a host of imported U.S. products,...

Briana Warner named CEO of Ocean Approved

James McCarthy |

Ocean Approved Inc. announced today that its board of directors has unanimously chosen Briana Warner, senior community development officer at the Island Institute, as the company's next chief...

Cultivator program prepares startup companies for second-level growth

Laurie Schreiber |

Ryan Wilson was working for a farm and doing deliveries to restaurants, when he started asking chefs what they wanted that they couldn't get.

Elver fishermen push for higher quota, say resource isn’t endangered

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Despite the abrupt end to the elver season last month due to poaching, elver fishermen continue to support an increase in Maine’s annual catch limit.

Nordic Aquafarms to host forum on aquaculture and Maine seafood

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As part of its ongoing commitment to provide the public with information about its proposed salmon farm in Belfast, Nordic Aquafarms will host a panel discussion on aquaculture and its place in the...