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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

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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

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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...

In face of resource decline, clam harvesters eye clam farming

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The future of clamming could lie in seeding and growing clams in tidal areas, to mitigate declines of the wild resource.

Conservation group reaches deal to protect wild Atlantic salmon

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The Atlantic Salmon Federation has joined with the North Atlantic Salmon Fund to close a deal with Greenland and Faroe Island fishermen to protect wild Atlantic salmon from commercial fishing.