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  • Islanders rally for sunken lobster boat

    Islanders rally for sunken lobster boat

    Updated Oct. 31 CRANBERRY ISLES — Friends of Islesford lobsterman Cory Alley — and perhaps some people who don’t even know him — have contributed more than $26,000 to help him and his family following the sinking of his lobster boat, Under Pressure, on its mooring last Thursday morning, Oct. 24. Alley said a video

  • Body of Jonesport fisherman recovered

    Body of Jonesport fisherman recovered

    ELLSWORTH — The body of a West Jonesport fisherman who was seen falling off his boat Tuesday morning was recovered later that evening. According to a statement from the Maine Department of Marine Resources, 51-year-old Scott Chandler’s body was found at 5:10 p.m. Tuesday by divers taking part in a search near Doyle Island, west

  • Lower herring quotas squeeze lobster trade

    Lower herring quotas squeeze lobster trade

    DEER ISLE — Nothing new, but for the fishing industry nothing is as constant as change. Last year, according to the Department of Marine Resources, lobster was Maine’s most valuable fishery with landings of 110,819,760 pounds — the sixth highest ever — worth some $450,799,283. Despite all the talk about high value species such as

  • Regulators set hearing on shrimp rules

    Regulators set hearing on shrimp rules

    ELLSWORTH — Shrimp fishermen — the few that are left, anyway — will be able to weigh in on a proposed change to the rules governing the fishery tentatively approved by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission. Meeting in Portland earlier this month, the ASMFC’s Northern Shrimp Section approved, subject to public comment, an “addendum”

  • Abbreviated weekend for MMA sailing team

    Abbreviated weekend for MMA sailing team

    CASTINE — The Maine Maritime Academy sailing team was busy last weekend, but not as busy as it hoped. The Mariners traveled to two regattas sailed hundreds of miles apart and both were cut short. Eight big-boat sailors traveled south to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis to race in the McMillan Cup Regatta while

  • Engine shortage slows pace of boatbuilding

    Engine shortage slows pace of boatbuilding

    LAMOINE — Seated behind the desk in his office, boatbuilder Stewart Workman seemed pretty relaxed for a businessman with a big problem that seems to be growing worse. Workman owns SW Boatworks, the builder of some of the most popular boats used in the Maine lobster fleet. The company’s boats, drawn by two iconic Downeast

  • Busy weekend for MMA sailors

    Busy weekend for MMA sailors

    CASTINE — With a new coach taking the helm this fall, the Maine Maritime Academy sailing team has still managed to maintain a busy schedule. Last weekend, six Mariner sailors traveled to Larchmont, N.Y, to race in the Storm Trysail Foundation’s annual Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta. Hosted by the Larchmont Yacht Club, this year’s event drew