Maine’s Lobster Business roundup
News coverage of the Maine lobster industry during an abundant harvest season.
Officials say it’s worth the $3 million cost to increase demand and prices, but lobstermen may resist any fees.
The first delivery from the Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound takes place when the cruise ship Maasdam visits Bar Harbor on Friday.
Kyle Murdock, who grew up on Monhegan Island, aims to have the Sea Hag Seafood plant running by Monday.
U.S. Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, thinks it would be a great idea if cruise ships serve locally harvested lobster to their guests.
It’s the first top-to-bottom analysis of the system since it went into place in 1997.
The two-month lobster season starts today for lobstermen off southeastern New Brunswick.
Maine lobstermen don’t expect much change in prices from an agreement reached by counterparts in Canada.
Once caught, a lobster can change hands five to seven times before it reaches a diner’s plate.
Even as an agreement averts a looming crisis in New Brunswick, lobstermen in Canada and Maine remain at the mercy of processors.
Lobstermen and processors in New Brunswick struck a deal late Friday that both sides hope averts a crisis that resulted in heated protests a week ago.
Gov. Paul LePage is using his weekly radio address to talk about the need to bolster processing plants so the state doesn’t ship so much lobster to Canada.
Meanwhile, LePage’s administration meets with lobster processors to discuss long-term solutions to the oversupply.
Two of the state’s major lobster processors say Maine needs to improve its marketing efforts to increase demand.
Three Sons Lobster and Fish loses its battle to remain on the Maine Wharf.
Maine lobster flowed back into Canada today, one day after a judge ordered protesters to stop blocking access to processing facilities.
She says Canadian authorities haven’t done enough to respond to Canadian fishermen who have tried to stop Maine trucks.
The grant will allow the institute to test the effectiveness of a camera system placed inside a trawler to record “bycatch.”
A court order issued Thursday by a Canadian judge could allow lobster processors in New Brunswick to receive Maine lobsters again, at least temporarily.
By the time lobster lands in front of a customer in a Maine restaurant, those low dock prices are gone.
In Maine, Gov. LePage requests a meeting with the state’s three largest lobster processors to discuss the Canadian protests’ impact on the Maine lobster industry.
As protests by Canadian lobstermen intensify, Maine Sen. Snowe urges the U.S. secretary of state to look into the international conflict.
With Canadian processors shut down because of protests by lobstermen, some plants in Maine are getting more calls from customers who need a place to process lobster meat.
In a letter to Hillary Clinton, the Maine senator says the situation is “unacceptable” and asks the secretary of state to make it a priority in U.S.-Canadian relations.
During the Maine Lobster Lovers Celebration campaign, restaurants and retailers will offer lobster specials along with contests for free lobsters and other prizes.
Canadian lobstermen set up blockades, and at least six factories stop processing operations.
State officials donÃ¢Â€Â™t want the plant closing in Canada to spread to other processors and leave Maine with a backlog of product.
Officials consider setting a minimum price in Canada after protesters there blocked a shipment from Maine.
Maine-caught lobster, whose abundance this summer has driven prices here to the lowest levels in a generation, has sparked angry protests among lobstermen in New Brunswick.
The governor’s proclamation celebrates Maine’s lobstermen and this year’s bountiful harvest.