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  • DMR to hold hearing on planned Bagaduce oyster farm

    DMR to hold hearing on planned Bagaduce oyster farm

    PENOBSCOT — The Department of Marine Resources will hold a public hearing next week on the application of the Taunton Bay Oyster Co. for a 10-year aquaculture lease to farm oysters on three tracts totaling just under 23 acres in Northern Bay on the Bagaduce River. No doubt anticipating a large turnout, DMR has set

  • Maine-based Coast Guard cutter nabs cocaine worth $90 million

    Maine-based Coast Guard cutter nabs cocaine worth $90 million

    ELLSWORTH — The Coast Guard cutter Tahoma returned to Kittery last Friday after a 49-day anti-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific and Caribbean. Tahoma’s drug interdiction efforts, including the interception and boarding of suspected smuggling vessels, led to the seizure of four pangas-open-hulled, outboard-powered fishing vessels common to South and Central America — transporting illegal

  • Coast Guard rescues two lobstermen

    ELLSWORTH — The Coast Guard rescued two fishermen from their sinking boat last Friday afternoon about 17 miles offshore from York in southern Maine. At around 3:15 p.m., the crew of the 45-foot lobster boat Miss Mae & Son radioed the Coast Guard to report that the boat had been struck by a rogue wave

  • Lobster prices: Going up, but how far?

    Lobster prices: Going up, but how far?

    ELLSWORTH — Think $22 a pound is a lot for fresh caught scallops shucked and out of the shell? How about $12.99 a pound for a large lobster — the price at Shaw’s Supermarket in Ellsworth this week? Based on the industry-standard yield estimate of 1/3 pound of meat per pound of live lobster, that

  • Eastport hopes to up export of wood chips

    Eastport hopes to up export of wood chips

    EASTPORT — The Port Authority for Maine’s easternmost deepwater harbor has taken a significant step toward exporting more wood chips with the approval of agreements that will allow for the completion of equipment necessary to export into the European market. According to the Quoddy Tides newspaper, at its Dec. 19 meeting last year, the Port

  • Scallop season off to a good start

    Scallop season off to a good start

    AUGUSTA — Five weeks into the scallop season the winter weather has begun to take a toll on fishing days, but not on landings. According to the Department of Marine Resources, when fishermen have been able to get off the mooring they have been seeing good landing. With snow, bitter temperatures and howling winds increasingly

  • KYC to host national championship regatta

    KYC to host national championship regatta

    BLUE HILL — With sea smoke rising from the harbor in sub-zero temperatures Monday morning it was hard to think about summer plans. But on Sunday, members of the Kollegewidgwok Yacht Club got a reminder that summer is just around the corner. Come August, the club will host the 2017 National Championship regatta for Atlantic