Category Archive: Maine News

It’s a reality now: Gulf of Maine cod under emergency restrictions

GLOUCESTER, MA – Everyone knew it was coming, but the official Nov. 10 announcement of emergency closures and trip limits to further protect Gulf of … Read the rest

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New Maine company offers seafood freezing, packaging, frozen storage

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BUCKSPORT, ME – Central Maine Cold Storage is now open for business.  The privately funded company formally unveiled its $2 million state-of-the-art, on-demand seafood freezing, … Read the rest

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MLMC reopens search for executive director

PORTLAND, ME – The Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative (MLMC) suffered a bit of a setback in mid-May when its chosen candidate to become the group’s … Read the rest

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Momentum builds for Maine Lobstering Union

JONESPORT, ME – The fledgling Maine Lobstering Union (MLU) has hit a number of significant milestones since a Vinalhaven sternman named Magnus Lane got the … Read the rest

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DMR asks Maine lobster industry to step up and deal with latent effort

ROCKPORT, ME – Two sessions focused on the future of the state’s lobster fishery drew standing-room-only crowds at the Maine Fishermen’s Forum on Feb. 28 … Read the rest

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Maine DMR to hold coastwide lobster meetings in March

HALLOWELL, ME – Over the last year, Pat Keliher, commissioner of the Department of Marine Resources (DMR), has held many meetings with the lobster industry … Read the rest

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UMaine seeks second DOE grant to build pilot wind farm off Monhegan

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ORONO, ME – In February, the Maine Aqua Ventus I (MAV-I) team submitted its proposal for a demonstration-scale offshore wind farm to the US Department … Read the rest

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Maine scallop success leads to early closures; lobster marketing progresses

HALLOWELL, ME – At press time, Maine scallopers were having to come to grips with the realities of the state’s commitment to rebuild the resource … Read the rest

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Maine to cut glass eel landings by at least 25 percent; require ‘swipe cards’

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, GA – Maine’s glass eel fishermen will have to reduce their landings next year by 25% to 40% compared to this year … Read the rest

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