Category Archive: Maine News

Wayne Hamilton: “Believe in what you’re doing”

by Brian Robbins SEARSPORT, ME – There are two really good reasons to include a feature on Wayne Hamilton in this issue of Commercial Fisheries News. First, his Searsport, Maine-based Hamilton Marine is celebrating its 40th birthday. And second, this is the annual Boat Building Focus of CFN … and if you’ve had a boat …

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Region’s ports rank highly in NOAA’s “Fisheries of the US” report

SILVER SPRINGS, MD – NOAA’s annual Fisheries of the United States 2016 report released last month shows stable national fisheries in both volume and value, with several ports in the region ranked highly. Overall, the US landed 9.6 billion pounds of fish at a total value of $5.3 billion. “Our nation’s fisheries, landings, and aquaculture …

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Much to be learned from info exchanged at recent international lobster conference

  PORTLAND, ME – The so called “theme” of the 11th International Conference and Workshop on Lobster Biology and Management (ICWL) held here this past June might best be described as “An Industry at a Crossroads,” said co-chair Richard Wahle, marine biologist at the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences’ Darling Marine Center. “So …

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New England council selects range of alternatives for scallops FW29; rejects proposed control date

  PORTLAND, ME – At its Jun. 20-22 meeting here, the New England Fishery Management Council tackled a slew of Atlantic sea scallop issues that included a comprehensive review of the limited access general category individual fishing quota (LAGC IFQ) program, approving research set-aside projects for 2018-2019, and recommending industry-requested scallop dredge exemption area expansions. …

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Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative gears up as peak season underway

PORTLAND, ME – The Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative (MLMC) is gearing up for another season promoting Maine lobster and supporting the industry that is so crucial to many residents around the state. The MLMC focuses the majority of its efforts during the summer and fall months when the catch is at its highest, strategizing around …

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Industry News – June 2017

Alden receives prestigious Hero of the Seas award WASHINGTON, DC – Robin Alden, executive director of the Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries (formerly Penobscot East Resource Center) in Stonington, ME was the recent recipient of a Hero of the Seas award from the Peter Benchley Ocean Awards. The awards gala took place on the evening of …

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There & Back III: Benny, Tommy & the Donna Marie

by Brian Robbins  JONESPORT, ME – We’ve written about a lot of boats in Commercial Fisheries News over the years: small boats; big boats; real big boats. Wooden boats; fiberglass boats; steel boats. New boats hitting the water and ready to begin their working careers; older classics that have been refurbished, rebuilt, and ready to …

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Maine’s 2016 commercial marine resources top $700 million for the first time; lobster landings exceed 130 million pounds

AUGUSTA, ME – Maine’s commercially harvested marine resources topped $700 million in overall value in 2016, according to preliminary data from the Maine Dept. of Marine Resources (DMR). The total reflects yet another all-time high and an increase of nearly $100 million in value over 2015. “Mainers should take great pride in the success of …

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Danny Staples: a good man puts up a good fight

CUSHING, ME – “I grew up in Rockland, but I spent my summers out on Metinic Island until I was 10.  My father lobstered off there; he did that for years.  I remember going in his workshop and finding a long lath and putting a point on it – like the bow of a boat.  …

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Conventional media, social media, events all working to deliver Maine lobster story to bigger, broader audience

Progress report from the executive director of the Maine Lobster Marketing Cooperative by Matt Jacobson PORTLAND, ME – Here at the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative (MLMC) our strategy and goals are to reach a large audience. We want to drive awareness of Maine lobster in all its forms, and we want to spark demand for our …

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