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In our special series “Aquaculture’s Next Wave,” we’re looking at new technologies and farming techniques that are expanding the industry’s potential in Maine.

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Maine's Public Advocate wants state regulators to require utilities to promptly disclose breaches in customer confidentiality.

Unemployment fell in Maine's three major urban areas in August.

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Just in time for the colder weather, the average price for heating oil, kerosene and propane in Maine has spiked over the last month, according to the Governor's Energy Office.

American fishermen are losing thousands of pounds of valuable fishing quota under a new catch share agreement with Canada.

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Many Mainers are familiar with the state’s lucrative fishery for transparent “glass eels,” or elvers. They can fetch thousands of dollars a pound when shipped to Japan, China and other Asian countries, where they are grown to market size.

BOSTON — Fishing managers in New England are asking the federal government to take action to try to reduce the possibility of overfishing in the herring fishery.

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The commercial fishing industry is always beset by uncertainty. But in the Gulf of Maine, climate change is amplifying the risks. The waters off Maine are warming faster than most of the planet’s saltwater oceans, disrupting coastal ecosystems and economies.

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Maine's 21st century saltwater farmers are using new techniques and technology to produce scallops, oysters, salmon and eels — to name just a few. All this week Maine Public Radio is profiling innovators who want to take Maine's aquaculture industry to the next level.

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The United States and Canada reached a last-minute deal Sunday to salvage the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which is a "hopeful" sign for Maine Dairy Farmers, according to a state trade group. 

Fred Bever / Maine Public

This week we’re taking a deep dive into aquaculture and its potential to add real value to the state’s coastal economies. In “Aquaculture’s Next Wave” we will meet the innovators who are trying to take seafood farming to a new level in Maine.

Despite pushback from local officials, the U.S. Department of Labor has approved much of a new state policy requiring Maine's three regional workforce boards to spend at least 70 percent of their budget on direct job training.

Nonprofit community development organization Our Katahdin has been awarded $5.3 million from the federal government to make infrastructure improvements at the site of the former Great Northern Paper Mill in Millinocket.

Maine Medical Center in Portland is seeking to build a six-story building in the city's West End as part of a $525 million expansion project.

KITTERY, Maine - The USS Virginia is back at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for maintenance and upgrades. The nuclear-powered attack submarine with a crew of 132 officers and sailors arrived Wednesday.

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