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PEI lobster harvesters in 26A vote to increase carapace size

November 29, 2017

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A vote taken by PEI lobster harvesters in area 26A, the Northumberland Strait, will likely lead to an increase in the minimum lobster size. The proposal will add an additional ...
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Federal regulators will keep Maine shrimp fishery closed in 2018

November 29, 2017

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Regional fisheries managers voted Wednesday to keep Maine's commercial shrimp fishery closed for another year amid assessments showing record-low numbers of shrimp in the Gulf of Maine. The Northern shrimp ...
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Maine lobster industry braces for impact of Canada’s sweet EU deal

November 29, 2017

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More than 1,700 fishing boats raced out of Nova Scotia ports before first light Tuesday morning on what is known as Dumping Day – the opening of Canada's biggest and ...
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Trump's trade policy is lifting exports. Of Canadian lobster.

November 12, 2017

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The elimination of European tariffs is "the single most challenging issue" for the American lobster industry, said Annie Tselikis, the executive director of the Maine Lobster Dealers' Association, which represents ...
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Riverside lobster in Nova Scotia struggles to find workers

October 19, 2017

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Nova Scotia-based lobster processing plant, Riverside Lobster, is struggling to find workers. Frank Anderson, a corporate affairs officer for the processor, spoke to the Sheldon MacLeod Show on NEWS 95.7, ...
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Lobsters to Dollars: Participate in the Colby College/MLDA Economic Impact Study

June 14, 2017

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An Economic Analysis of the Lobster Distribution Supply Chain in Maine Maine's iconic lobster industry is arguably the most visible, and likely the most economically important asset for the State. ...
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New rules aim to boost herring supply prized as lobster bait

May 8, 2017

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New rules aim to boost herring supply prized as lobster bait Quotas and limiting fishing to certain days are among restrictions designed to help Maine and neighboring states maximize opportunities ...
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Exporting seafood: With perishable products, time is money

May 1, 2017

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By Laurie Schreiber Maine seafood's global migration Moving seafood around the globe is a constant challenge, whether it's processed or alive. Long-distance shipping is part of a complex web of ...
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