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Ben Martens helped grow the Maine Coast Fishermen's Association from the vision fishermen had in a bait shed into an impactful organization fighting for the future of Maine’s working waterfront.
Alicia Gaiero is the founder and captain of Nauti Sisters Sea Farm and East Coast Aquaculture Consulting.
Libby Davis is founder and CEO of Lady Shuckers, an oyster purveyor.
Mussel shells are already being used for driveway surfacing. Waste from seafood processing is being repurposed for additional revenue streams. There’s opportunity for more.
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.
Maine's real estate community — along with plenty of other businesspeople — will gather Thursday in Portland at the annual MEREDA Forecast Conference.
Led by the Maine Real Estate & Development Association, the event typically offers a good preview of the trends, events and other factors that will drive this critical industry in the year ahead.
Mainebiz will be there, of course, covering news that comes out of the conference. But first, we want your insight.