D.B. Fisheries Prepares Bait Cooler

GOULDSBORO — Due to restrictions on catching herring, which is used as bait by lobster fishermen, D.B. Fisheries has purchased the former Repco building on Route 1 in Gouldsboro to store cooled herring.


Owner Dana Rice said last week the bait is primarily for fishermen who sell seafood through his brokerage company in the Gouldsboro village of Bunker’s Harbor.

“The cut in the quota on herring is basically what did it,” he said Tuesday. “We have to hold more bait than we normally did.”

The building originally was the site of Repco, one of the first builders of fiberglass lobster boats in Maine. The property then was used by a plumber, and, in its last incarnation, as the home of Cranberry Point Products, which was owned by James and Susan Lowell of Boston.

Cranberry Point processed wild mussels, which were cleaned, debearded, cooked, vacuum-packed and then frozen.

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