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South Portland looks at redeveloping pier

South Portland is looking at ways to improve the Portland State Pier to better accommodate commercial fishermen and expand their reach to include the fast-growing aquaculture market.

Ready Seafood gains approval for lobster-processing facility in Saco

Ready Seafood in Portland is planning to build a new lobster-processing facility in Saco, after winning zoning approval for the facility that will be built on 40 acres.

Maine Food Insider: Cousins Maine Lobster telling how they did it

Maureen Milliken |

Two Maine natives who leveraged their idea for a lobster-based food truck into a “Shark Tank” financing win and, at least count, a 21-truck, eight-restaurant franchise business in 13...

Harpswell boatbuilding program helps save working waterfront

The auction of a wooden rowboat built by the Harspwell Boat Builders, a program for local children, will benefit the Holbrook Community Foundation's ongoing efforts to safeguard Holbrook Wharf in...

Upgrade underway at Stonington Lobster Co-op

The Stonington Lobster Co-op has torn down a 50-year-old lobster hatchery to make way for a new office building.

Bigelow Lab to study future of kelp in rapidly changing Gulf of Maine


Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences has been awarded funding from the Maine Sea Grant College Program for a new study of kelp forests in the Gulf of Maine. The study is designed in part to...

With health of industry at stake, Maine Lobstermen’s Assoc. elects new president


Maine Lobstermen’s Association elected Kristan Porter of Cutler on March 2 as its new president. Porter takes over from David Cousens, who held the position for 27 years.

Ready Seafood to help fund key lobster study

Ready Seafood of Portland is kicking in $75,000 a year to continue a University of Maine lobster larvae settlement study.

Maine Sea Grant Program names new director


Gayle Zydlewski, an associate professor in the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences, has been named director of the Maine Sea Grant College Program, effective July 1.

Lawmakers tell feds 'no drilling' off Maine's coast

The Maine Legislature last week unanimously passed a resolution asking President Donald Trump to exclude Maine from any future offshore oil and gas drilling and exploration.