A lobster boat off Stonington.

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Lobster marketing strategy centers on ‘new shell’

ROCKPORT — A firm hired by the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative to help grow markets for and increase the value of the state's signature seafood unveiled its strategy at the Maine Fishermen's Forum on Friday, March 6. Representatives from the firm Weber Shandwick said their vision aims to: Establish the… SEE MORE
Michael Young at work with students.

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Maine Maritime Academy hires alumnus to develop offshore industry program

Maine Maritime Academy has hired Michael Young of Ellsworth, a 1977 MMA graduate and previous instructor at the college to develop courses and programs to prepare students for jobs in offshore industries. The industries encompass oil and gas exploration, sub-sea engineering, dynamic positioning, floating production and storage offshore and supply vessel operations.… SEE MORE
A map showing the ports at which Eimskip calls.

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Portland steamships link to lucrative European market

PORTLAND — One of the best business opportunities Maine has seen in years could begin with a single pallet-load of goods. That opportunity is now available through Eimskip, the Icelandic company that in the last two years has established a shipping facility at the west end of Commercial Street. Eimskip… SEE MORE

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On the Record: Front Street Shipyard’s JB Turner

BELFAST, Maine – The Front Street Shipyard has been the biggest thing to happen to the city's waterfront since the poultry plant was demolished in the late 1990s. JB Turner, president of the yard, is the most visible of the company's six partners, and though he bears a prestigious title,… SEE MORE