Extra Menhaden Catch Could Ease Bait Worries for Lobster Industry

State officials hope landing the extra menhaden quota now that peak lobster season has started and bait demand is picking up will help ease fears of a shortage predicted as a result of a 70 percent reduction of landings for herring, Maine’s most popular lobster bait.

Maine Lobster Exports Plunge 84% Since 2018 Tariffs

It’s been 11 months since the first round of Chinese tariffs were announced and the Maine International Trade Center now released tangible numbers on the impact.

Mass. Legislation Seeks To Expand Lobster Processing

Democratic and Republican leaders on Beacon Hill are moving toward consensus on legislation that seeks to expand lobster processing, in turn growing markets and giving consumers a wider selection of lobster products at restaurants and local supermarkets.

Maine Lobster Marketing Group Names New Leader

The Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative has appointed Marianne LaCroix as its new executive director. LaCroix previously served as the group’s head of marketing since its founding in 2013.

Proposal to License More Lobstermen Put Off to Next Year

A proposal to let dozens of new lobstermen into Maine’s signature fishery is going to be put off until at least 2020.