Stonington Maine tops state with $60 million in landings

lobsterDM0811_468x521If it seems that there have been a lot of fancy new pickups on the roads of Deer Isle recently, NOAA Fisheries may know the reason why. Last week, the federal fisheries agency issued its annual Fisheries of the U.S. Report for 2014. Among the statistics buried in the 135-page tome was the value of commercial fisheries landings in Stonington during the year: $60 million. That represents an increase of $11 million — 22.4 percent — over the $49 million catch landed in the island town during 2013. Read the rest here 07:53

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