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Nordic Aquafarms founder moving to Maine to run planned salmon farm

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Nordic Aquafarms CEO and founder Erik Heim plans to move from Norway to Maine this week to head up the company's development of a large, land-based salmon farm in Belfast.

Size of proposed oyster farm draws opposition

An application by Mere Point Oyster Co., in Brunswick, for a 40-acre oyster farm in Maquoit Bay has raised concerns among nearby residents.

Ready Seafood lobster plant approved

Ready Seafood Co. received approval to build a lobster processing plant in Saco.

Premium Brands completes acquisition of Ready Seafoods

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Canada's Premium Brands Holding Corp. (TSK: PBH) said Thursday that it has completed its acquisition of Ready Seafood Co., putting the Portland-based brand under the same ownership as Hub City...

Ducktrap River expansion will tap growing smoked salmon market

James McCarthy |

Ducktrap River of Maine has completed its $5 milion expansion in a vacant warehouse across from its smoked seafood facility in the Belfast Business Park.

Lobster exports post steep decline under Trump’s China tariffs

The value of live Maine lobsters exported to China dropped 64% in July 2018, compared with July 2017, following the Trump administration's imposition of new tariffs on China.

Lobster Institute at the University of Maine has a new director

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Richard Wahle has been named director of the University of Maine’s Lobster Institute, effective Sept.1.

Nordic Aquafarms heads to DEP with discharge application

Laurie Schreiber |

Nordic Aquafarms, which has proposed a large land-based aquaculture operation for Atlantic salmon in Belfast, is entering the next phase of a complex regulatory process.

Bucksport on its way to becoming a seafood hub

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In addition to the Portland-based company that's planning to build initially a $75 million land-based aquafarm to raise Atlantic salmon in Bucksport, two seafood-processing facilities are planning to...

Canadian food giant: Acquisition of Ready Seafood will accelerate its growth

James McCarthy |

Premium Brands Holdings Corp. (TSX:PBH), a Canadian food group that announced Tuesday its plans to acquire Portland-based Ready Seafood Co., says the transaction will bring its seafood assets to more...