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Oyster grower faces opposition for Bagaduce River aquaculture lease

Taunton Bay Oyster Co.'s application for a 22.87-acre aquaculture lease in the Bagaduce River received little support and a lot of opposition, at a recent Department of Marine Resources public...

Aquaculture's impact in Maine almost triples

Lori Valigra |

Aquaculture is the fastest-growing food production business in the world, and it's already contributing nearly $138 million in both direct and multiplier or related economic impact to the...

Bill seeks to resolve intertidal harvesting disputes on Mount Desert Island

Clam and worm harvesters around Acadia National Park have been arguing with the National Park Service about unpredictable enforcement in the intertidal zone in and around the park that is threatening...

Canada launches direct flight to China — for lobsters

Canada, responding to the demand by the Chinese market for “Boston lobster,” has begun direct flights with 747s loaded with lobster.

Lobsterman pushes for safe flare disposal

Bailey Island lobsterman Bob Perry has approached Rep. Jay McCreight, D-Harpswell, in order to find an avenue for safe disposal of the visual distress flares that are part of a boat's safety...

Bigelow Lab awarded $1 million to fund research/education position


The Henry L. and Grace Doherty Charitable Foundation has awarded a $1 million matching gift to endow the vice president for research and education position at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences.

Now that Trump scuttled TPP, how might it impact Maine?


President Trump signed an executive order on Monday ending the United States' participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a sweeping trade pact negotiated by the Obama administration with 11...

Proposed Portland cold storage needs height allowance

The Port Authority of Maine's plans for a 120,000-square-foot cold storage facility on the western waterfront will be presented in a workshop with the Portland Planning Board Tuesday.

Maine lobster on the menu for Trump inauguration

Donald Trump’s first meal as president will include Maine lobster.

Scallops surge to record price

Scallop fishermen are reaping record prices this year.