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St. George Seafood Processing Plant Closes Doors

PORTLAND, Maine - A seafood processing plant started four years ago in Mid-coast Maine by a young entrepreneur has closed its doors, and will go up for auction next month.

Sea Hag Seafood, which specialized in raw frozen lobster tails, was headed by Kyle Murdock, who was just 21 when he told MPBN that it was time for Maine to process more of its own seafood.

"We feel that the true Maine lobster, produced in Maine, is a product that will compete very well in the domestic market because of brand - exactly," Murdock said back then.

Murdock opened Sea Hag at the site of the former Great Eastern Mussel Farm Plant in St. George, and employed more than 20 people. The auction is scheduled for June 17.

Murdock could not be reached for comment. He told the Bangor Daily News in 2012 that the cost of the business and property totaled more than $2 million.