2021 Maine Lobster Harvest the Most Valuable in the History of the Fishery

According to recently updated data from the Maine Department of Marine Resources, 2021 was the most valuable year in the history of Maine’s lobster fishery. At $724,949,426, the landed value for the iconic fishery jumped by 75 percent over 2020, by far the single largest increase in value, year over year.

Maine to Use Lottery to Give Out More Scalloping Licenses

October 7, 2021 Associated Press

Maine fishery officials are holding a lottery to allow new fishermen into one of the state’s most lucrative marine industries.

Maine Scallop Closures Announced

March 16, 2021 The Ellsworth American

The Maine Department of Marine Resources has instituted an emergency scallop fishing closure in the St. Croix River in Zone 3; and expanded existing closures in Frenchman Bay, Swan’s Island and Isle au Haut rotational areas.

Maine Wants People to Know That it Has the Best Seafood in the World

December 15, 2020 Maine Seafood

The Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR), with support from Governor Janet Mills and partners across the seafood industry, introduce Maine Seafood, a unified brand dedicated to spreading the word about the world’s best tasting seafood.