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Rules planned to save right whales loom over lobster fishers

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — America's lobster fishery is getting close to the date when it will have to contend with new rules designed to try to save a species of whale from extinction. ...

Late ice cramps anglers' appetite, research of crucial fish

BOWDOINHAM, Maine (AP) — A lack of ice in cold weather states this year has made it difficult for scientists to study the population of an ecologically important fish. Rainbow smelts...

Lobster biz braces for Chinese New Year impacted by pandemic

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — America's lobster exporters recovered from the Trump-era trade war with China to have a good 2020. But the industry is approaching one of the most critical times of the year wit...

Fate of boats owned by 'The Codfather' heading to court

A legal dispute over the sale of fishing boats once owned by a disgraced former fishing magnate nicknamed “The Codfather” is headed to state court in Massachusetts this month. It’s t...

Maine company successfully launches prototype rocket

BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — A Maine company that's developing a rocket to propel small satellites into space passed its first major test on Sunday. Brunswick-based bluShift Aerospace lau...

'I have to go': Fans who've been to every Super Bowl book in

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Super Bowl is going to look different this year for three friends who've attended every installment of the big game. But Don Crisman, Tom Henschel and Greg...

Puffin stuff: Herring rules could boost funny-looking bird

BATH, Maine (AP) — The commercial fishery for herring has suffered in recent years due to new restrictions, but those same rules could benefit some of Maine's most beloved birds — puffins. ...

Court puts halt on construction of $1B Maine power corridor

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal appeals court has halted construction of a $1 billion power transmission line corridor through Maine to give conservation groups time to make their case against the pr...

Maine marijuana shops report brisk business despite pandemic

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's rollout of legal marijuana sales has been muted compared with other states because of the coronavirus pandemic, but shops are reporting brisk business nonetheless. ...

Seaweed industry stays afloat, seeks growth during pandemic

SACO, Maine (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has been a struggle for much of American seafood, but at least one sector of the industry has found a way to grow during the crisis — the seaweed business. ...

Pandemic has taken a bite out of seafood trade, consumption

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has hurt the U.S. seafood industry due to a precipitous fall in imports and exports and a drop in catch of some species. Those are the...

Lobster biz hopes for stability after tumultuous Trump era

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — President Donald Trump positioned himself as a friend of New England's lobstermen, but members of the industry said they are looking forward to something that has been lacking i...

GOP Sen. Collins beats Gideon in hard-fought race in Maine

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine won the hardest-fought race of her career, turning back a challenge by Democrat Sara Gideon and winning a narrow majority in the cost...

Maine's ranked choice voting rules and procedures, explained

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — For the first time in U.S. history, voters will use ranked choice voting to determine their pick for president of the United States. Maine's use of ranked voti...

Maine's historic ranked vote could play big role in election

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The presence of ranked choice voting on the ballot in Maine is a new wrinkle in a state famous for its own Yankee brand of political independence, and could play a role in decid...