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Maine lobster fishery achieves ‘sustainable’ status

BOSTON, Mass. — The Marine Stewardship Council has certified the Maine lobster fishery as sustainable, Gov. LePage announced at the Boston Seafood Show on Sunday. “This not only helps other Maine fisheries, it helps the state. We are the lobster … Continue reading

Canadian man plans Rockland lobster processing plant in old newspaper building

ROCKLAND, Maine — A New Brunswick man is a few weeks away from opening a lobster storage and processing plant in Rockland’s Industrial Park that will add jobs and provide another place for lobstermen to sell their catches. Frank Benoit … Continue reading

The Jetport unveils its impressive $75 million passenger terminal at a VIP soiree on Thursday.

Early this morning, the first flights took off from the new $75 million passenger terminal at the Portland International Jetport. But on Thursday night, a group of more than 500 business and political leaders got the first peek at the … Continue reading

The WSJ recommends starting your Maine road trip with Linda Bean’s Maine Lobster Roll

The northernest bit of New England has a classic grace all its own. Ditch the big highways and take coastal Route 1 from the outlet town of Freeport up to Searsport, the “Antique Capital” of Maine, spinning through tidy port … Continue reading

LePage inaugural reception will feature Linda Bean’s Maine lobster

AUGUSTA – There will be no poetry read at next week’s gubernatorial inauguration for Republican Paul LePage. No chorale singing, either. Instead, organizers promise a mix of interesting twists and entertainment during the inauguration ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday and … Continue reading

Bean’s lobster business on roll

ST. GEORGE — For years, Linda Bean had admired the picturesque wharfs and waterfront businesses in the villages on the St. George peninsula on Penobscot Bay. She even went so far as to offer her name and phone number at … Continue reading

New Law Nets Its First Big Catch As Walmart, Linda Bean Ink Deal

ELLSWORTH — Strange as it may seem, the folks in Augusta may have got one right. Last March, the Legislature passed a new law that allowed Maine lobster processors to expand the kinds of products they could create and market. … Continue reading

Linda Bean expands real estate on Vinalhaven waterfront

Vinalhaven — Three years after launching her brand of lobster products, Linda Bean’s Perfect Maine, in Port Clyde, Linda Bean continues to grow her business, this time with the Nov. 5 purchase of a former Inland Seafood Company wharf on … Continue reading

Case Study: Making Lobster Affordable… and Profitable

Four years ago, Linda Bean, granddaughter of famed L.L. Bean, bought a house overlooking a Maine harbor, rugged and beautiful, anchored by a vista of iconic lobster boats. With the house came a lobster wharf and a lobster pound, and … Continue reading

Linda Bean Purchases Building Across from L.L. Bean Flagship Store

Linda Bean, whose brand name is building new markets for Maine lobster, is expanding with the purchase of the three-story building at the corner of Main and Bow Streets in Freeport, directly across from the LL Bean flagship store.