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Rockland's commercial fish pier awarded $830K grant from EDA

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The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration is awarding a $830,000 grant to Rockland to renovate the city's commercial fish pier.

Downeast Institute completes its $6.6M expansion

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Downeast Institute in Beals hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday to celebrate the grand opening of its new $6.6 million expansion that includes a state-of-the-art shellfish hatchery.

Vintage MDI boatyard cutting back

Mount Desert Yacht Yard has announced cutbacks in its operations.

Chefs continue to experiment with green crabs

Academics and chefs are continuing to find a food use for invasive green crabs.

Deloitte issues 'due diligence' report on Nordic Aquafarms' $150M project in Belfast

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A report by the international consulting firm Deloitte concludes that the Norwegian company planning to build the Nordic Aquafarms' land-based aquaculture facility in Belfast has gained...

Trade war update: Blueberry exports lag, King urges aid for lobster industry

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Maine growers of wild blueberries are seeing signs that an escalating trade war could hurt this year’s exports to China, which imposed new duties on a host of imported U.S. products starting...

College of Atlantic launches partnership with largest U.S. seaweed farm

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The owners of the country's largest organic seaweed farm are partnering with College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor to create and operate a saltwater research and production facility on the school's...

Fishermen peeved about Border Patrol checks in 'Gray Zone'

U.S. Border Patrol operations is causing consternation among Canadian vessels fishing in waters around Machias Seal Island, an area claimed by both the United States and Canada.

Lawsuit: Seafood company repackaged expired catch, then fired whistleblower

The former general manager of Atwood Lobster in South Thomaston is suing the seafood wholesaler, claiming he was wrongly fired after raising concerns about alleged illegal accounting and packaging...

Luke's Lobster begins operations in vacated Portland Pier space

Luke's Lobster has leased a landing facility at 60 Portland Pier, space that was occupied by New Meadow Lobster until it shut down last December.