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Mechanical rockweed harvesting sparks concerns on Deer Isle

Residents of Stonington and Deer Isle expressed concern about noise from the machinery used to harvest rockweed in their area, as well as the potential for bycatch and the impact of harvesting on...

Zoning change advances Nordic Aquafarms' $150M project in Belfast

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Belfast City Council unanimously approved a zoning ordinance change on Tuesday night that allows Nordic Aquafarms to move forward on its $150 million Phase 1 project to build one of the world's...

Maine lands $700K federal grant to protect endangered whales

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The Maine Department of Marine Resources has been awarded a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to improve data used to protect endangered North Atlantic right whales.

Elver run looks good, prices up over last year

Since the start of the elver season on March 22, the spring run has been picking up and landings are looking good.

Marine-based magnet school set to open in Searsport

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The Maine Ocean School, a new public magnet high school with a marine-based curriculum, is scheduled to open in Searsport for the fall 2018 semester.

New Gloucester IT service provider recognized for its global growth

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Planson International, a 25-year-old-global supplier of information technology software, hardware and services based in New Gloucester, was just named “Service Provider of the Year” by...

Passamaquoddy in Canada negotiating rights to fish for lobster in Passamaquoddy Bay

Peskotomukati Nation at Skutik negotiations with Canadian government over entrance to the fishery could could affect neighboring Passamaquoddy fishermen in Maine

Study: Decline of baby lobsters may be linked to changes in food supply

A decline of food in the Gulf of Maine could be contributing to a decline of baby lobsters.

China lobster consumption continues to grow

China imported more than 17.8 million pounds of lobster from the United State in 2017, eclipsing the previous record of about 14 million pounds in 2016.

Islesford boatbuilding program to expand, part of Maine marine education push

A partnership with Acadia National Park is allowing a nonprofit educational boatbuilding program to expand on the island of Islesford, off Mount Desert Island.

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