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Some Belfast lobster fishermen told the local Harbor Advisory Committee that they were concerned that dredging for installation of Nordic Aquafarms’ discharge and intake pipes along submerged lands could release mercury in the ocean sediment and
Dan DenDanto, a Mount Desert Island scientist and expert in the specialized field of cleaning, articulating and restoring whale skeletons for display, traveled to Cape Cod in early May to collect the bones of a 40-ton humpback whale that had died in
Portland City Manager Jon Jennings on Wednesday underscored the need for responsible development in Maine's largest city and urged the state to step up and help finance a modern convention center in Portland.
Maine International Trade Center announced today the seven Maine companies with innovative products that have been selected for this year's New Products Global Showcase.
The owners of Bayley's Lobster Pound and two other restaurants in Pine Point have bought a nearby fishermen’s buying station and the connected restaurant, the Rising Tide.
As the Portland Planning Board moves forward on changes that will restrict commercial development on Commercial Street, the project that prompted it is in limbo, the hotel that was the centerpiece no longer in play.
Technological advances revolutionized the boatbuilding industry over the past 25 years. Front Street Shipyard, Brooklin Boat Yard, Hodgdon Yachts, Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding, Hinckley Yachts and others are working with new lightweight, high-strength
Maine’s wild fisheries have experienced numerous challenges over the past 25 years. A booming lobster resource has helped keep fishermen employed. And emerging aquaculture sectors are viewed as having great potential for diversifying the economy.
A Portland developer who's already altered a mixed-use development plan for Fisherman's Pier in light of concerns about the city's working waterfront, says the issue is more about traffic and a traditional waterfront that includes a variety of uses
The Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Team is meeting this week to develop additional measures to protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale.
In partnership with 16 small kelp-growing operations along the Maine coast, Atlantic Sea Farms, in Saco, is looking to reach more consumers with a number of initiatives underway.
The state Department of Marine Resources has agreed to consider a proposed rulemaking change for aquaculture leases over 10 acres.
An aquaculture company using innovation to farm oysters in Maine is among the winners of the 2019 UMaine Business Challenge presented by Business Lending Solutions this past weekend at the University of Maine in Orono.
Recently, I traveled to Taipei on behalf of York-based Maine Coast, one of the largest exporters of lobster in the United States. We concentrate on both North American and overseas markets. I joined the Maine Coast team in June 2018.
Two Maine marinas will receive a total of $3 million through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's 2019 Boating Infrastructure Grant program.
A team at University of Maine's School of Food And Agriculture is looking into the potential for using green crabs as an ingredient in dog biscuits.
Anna, a 65-foot cold-molded sailing yacht designed by Stephens Waring Yacht Design of Belfast and built by Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding Inc. of Thomaston, won a top international award that's made yearly to “classic” boat constructions and restorations
U.S. Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Angus King, I-Maine, have joined a bipartisan group of senators in introducing the “Agricultural Export Expansion Act of 2019,” legislation to remove a major hurdle for American farmers and ranchers aiming to sell American agricultural products in the Cuban market. The bipartisan bill would support jobs in Maine and throughout the country by lifting restrictions on private financing for U.S. agricultural exports to Cuba.
Collins and King noted in a recent news release that the 2018 Farm Bill took steps to help American agriculture access the Cuban market by allowing funding for U.S. Department of Agriculture export promotion programs for U.S. agricultural products to be used in Cuba. However, they said, the biggest barrier for producers as they seek access to Cuba is the Trade Sanctions and Reform Act’s prohibition on providing private credit for those exports, which forces Cubans to pay with cash up-front for American-grown food. As a result, American farm goods have become less competitive, and Cuba has turned to other countries that are able to extend credit directly to Cuban buyers for transactions.
The proposed bill would amend the Trade Sanctions and Reform Act to allow for private financing of agricultural exports and level the playing field for American farmers competing in the global market.
Noting that farming continues to be a major economic driver of Maine’s rural communities, Collins and King said the legislation would “open up a significant new export opportunity, without costing the government any money or risking any taxpayer dollars.”