A lobster boat in an early 20th century image.

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Just the stats—Lobster by the numbers

  The American lobster is the single most valuable species of fish landed in the United States. Over 80 percent of the catch comes from Maine (source: NOAA fisheries reports from 2014 and 2015). Thirty percent of all commercial fishing trips on the East Coast are taken by Maine fishermen—469,000… SEE MORE
A turn-of-the-20th-century photograph of a lobster boat.

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Lobster worries: Record harvests, but fewer juveniles

Despite an abundance of egg-bearing adult lobsters and record-breaking harvests, the number of young lobsters continues to fall in the Gulf of Maine. That’s the 2016 update from the American Lobster Settlement Index, an international monitoring program founded in 1989 by University of Maine marine scientist Rick Wahle. The settlement… SEE MORE
The map shows the approximate route the undersea electric cable will follow from hydro and wind power projects in northern Maine

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Proposed undersea cable would cross Gulf of Maine

The parent company of the electric utility Emera Maine hopes to establish an undersea cable linking electricity generators in northern Maine, Newfoundland, Labrador and Nova Scotia with users in Massachusetts. The 350-mile-long cable would cross through the Gulf of Maine from Coleson Cove, just west of Saint John, New Brunswick,… SEE MORE