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The iconic species once returned by the hundreds of thousands to most major rivers along the northeastern U.S. Today, only small numbers of the fish are seen in Maine.
A lobster trade association “is hopeful that more robust data will replace the government’s overly pessimistic assumptions” about the industry’s impact on the whale.”
Lobster rolls and a whole lot more will be tempting diners at establishments across Maine from Sept. 24-30.
The funding comes from a forgivable loan program for businesses and nonprofits, through the Finance Authority of Maine.
As Hurricane Lee makes its steady push toward Maine, power companies, boatyards, cruise ships and tour operators hunker down.
The new field research station is one of only two in the Gulf of Maine. The goal is to serve as a state-of-the art science facility and a hub to connect local students, teachers, scientists, community leaders and fishermen in shared efforts to
Portland has seen steady growth with Eimskip continuing to serve international markets, bringing imports of fresh salmon from Iceland and the Faroe Islands.
Students will generate new data, tools and information about the effects of a rapidly changing ocean on local ecosystems.
Kingfish Maine plans to build a $110 million land-based recirculating aquaculture system facility in Jonesport to raise yellowtail kingfish.
“Seagriculture USA puts Maine on the world map as an innovator in seaweed farming and harvesting,” said Maine Department of Economic and Community Development Ccommissioner Heather Johnson.
The goal is to expand its product offerings. Aqua Veggies is North America’s largest supplier of dulse, a red seaweed that grows in only few places throughout the world.
Commercial fishing is one of the most dangerous industries in the U.S. The Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries will train 250 high school students, particularly in areas near commercial lobstering zones.
The 33-foot-long drones combine wind propulsion and solar sensors to perform data collection.
Maine’s working waterfront properties are scarce these days. The buyer of a Casco Bay lobster-buying wharf intends to maintain its traditional use.
Cousins Maine Lobster was founded in 2012 with a single food truck and then grew nationally after appearing on the TV pitch show "Shark Tank."
A new manual outlines financial resources available to the aquaculture industry. It comes at a time when many small businesses are developing business plans to scale operations.
Sponsored by: GoNetspeed, a fiber internet provider
Since long before the state was a state or even part of one, Maine has been home to nations of indigenous people. Today, that relationship continues to make news.
On Nov. 17, Gov. Janet Mills met with representatives of the Wabanaki tribes to discuss how the Legislature might expand their rights to self-governance. Under an $82 million legal settlement reached in 1980, Maine tribes do not have the sovereign status that hundreds of federally recognized tribes across the U.S. enjoy.
The meeting came days after the state's legalized sports betting market opened for business, an enterprise granted almost exclusively to the Maine tribes — the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, the Mi’kmaq Nation, the Penobscot Nation, and the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township and at Sipayik.
Also in November, a national conservation group announced plans to turn over nearly 30,000 acres of northern Maine woodland to the Penobscot Nation.