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  • Published
    January 17, 2022
    Chinese New Years Lobsters

    Pandemic hasn’t slowed China’s demand for U.S. lobster

    American exporters sent more than 13.2 million pounds of lobster to China during the first 11 months of 2021, up about 6 percent from the same period of 2020.

  • Published
    January 2, 2022

    As Maine’s climate changes, scallop farming offers optimism

    Automation technology and farming techniques borrowed from more mature scallop fisheries as far away as Japan are giving some seafood harvesters a glimpse of a potentially profitable future.

  • Published
    December 25, 2021

    2021 Photos Of the Year: The Lobster Trap

    Lobster is king on Vinalhaven, Maine’s second-richest port, but with the inhospitable effects of climate change and costly demands to protect right whales, those who make their living on the water wonder how long that can remain true. Their way of life is on the line. Photographer Brianna Soukup spent much of the summer on the island, photographing island life and lobstermen Frank Thompson, 65, and 15-year-old Tanner Lazaro.

  • Published
    December 16, 2021

    7 takeaways from our ‘Lobster Trap’ series

    Key findings from the project that resulted from a yearlong partnership between the Press Herald and The Boston Globe.

  • Published
    December 13, 2021

    PROTESTS AND PRAYERS

    The suspense was finally over. Now the lobstermen of Vinalhaven had to face new federal rules that could threaten their livelihood. Despair came first, then decision time.

  • Published
    December 13, 2021

    One of Connecticut’s last lobstermen sticks with it, despite his near empty hauls

    ‘We’re victims of climate change,’ said Michael Grimshaw. ‘It hasn’t played out good for us.’

  • Published
    December 11, 2021

    Read the full series: The Lobster Trap

    The plentiful catch that brought wealth to fishing families is declining, as climate change warms the Gulf of Maine. A way of life is on the line, but lobstermen can't, or won't, imagine another.

  • Published
    December 11, 2021

    THE LOBSTER TRAP

    The plentiful catch that brought wealth to fishing families is at risk, as climate change warms the Gulf of Maine. A way of life is on the line, but lobstermen can’t, or won’t, imagine another.

  • Published
    November 9, 2021

    A 1-in-100 million lobster is caught in Casco Bay

    Haddie, a pastel-colored cotton candy lobster, is living in a tank, for now.

  • Published
    September 27, 2021

    Maine lobstermen sue federal regulators over right whale restrictions

    Their trade association says the federal government used flawed science to develop a whale protection plan that poses grave harm to the lobster industry.

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