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In Maine, climate change is taking a toll

On Sheepscot Bay off Georgetown, Jim McMahan prodded his old lobster boat through the smooth waters, methodically lowering a mechanical winch to check on his hundreds of traps. But he has noticed some disturbing trends in recent years. Nearly every day now, he pulls up scores of lobsters with diseased shells. Another concern is the arrival of new, aggressive predators from the south. Read the rest here 10:34

Green Crabs in Maine threatening economy, ecosystem; less so in N.H.

Beneath the seemingly calm and tranquil surface of our coastal waters lurk hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of the little green creatures. And they are hungry. So what’s the big deal you ask? The problem is, they like to eat what we like to eat; clams, mussels and oysters. Therein lies the dilemma. [email protected] 08:58

In Maine, lobster processing finally catches up – Several new plants open to fill the void that last season’s glut exposed, giving the industry more control over its product.

 For years, Maine’s lobster processing industry was on simmer. But with the help of a glut of the state’s signature seafood and a few savvy entrepreneurs who spotted a hole in the market, it’s on its way to a rolling boil.

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