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Portland Fish Exchange

Trawl nets being stretched and mended in the ‘Net-Yard’ - located adjacent to the Fish Exchange

Portland Fish Exchange

The F/V Aaron Melissa preparing to offload fresh, Gulf of Maine groundfish at Pier #1 of the Exchange

Portland Fish Exchange

Baskets of groundfish coming from the hold into the unloading hopper

Portland Fish Exchange

The Exchange staff verifies individual fish for accurate culling weight using electronic scales

Portland Fish Exchange

The Exchange staff sorts groundfish by species and cull

Portland Fish Exchange

The scale master scans, weighs and bar-codes each individual container of groundfish

Portland Fish Exchange

Containers of groundfish are stacked & iced onto pallets in the backfield and tagged with the bar coded label

Portland Fish Exchange

Completed ‘lots’ of groundfish are arranged & displayed in the Exchange’s temperature controlled cooler for inspection by registered buyers

Portland Fish Exchange

The Exchange has one of the largest refrigerated spaces in the State!

Portland Fish Exchange

Buyers and sellers are seated at the Exchanges auction room computers preparing for the Internet Auction

Portland Fish Exchange

The Exchange provides after-auction reprocessing services for our buyer clients to expedite shipments to larger metropolitan cities

Portland Fish Exchange

Exchange staff ‘steaking’ large pollock for boxing and shipment to the New Fulton Market in New York

Portland Fish Exchange

The Exchange expedites loading buyers and LTL carriers using our fleet of forklifts and powered pallet jacks

Portland Fish Exchange

The Exchange not only handles just groundfish – but can accommodate large trips of pelagic species – like tuna & swordfish and provides space to unload herring and menhaden harvesting vessels

Bangor Daily News

March 23, 2017

by Bill Trotter

 

Regulators close federal scallop fishing grounds in Gulf of Maine

 

Due to heavy fishing pressure, a hotly-contested federal scallop management area in the Gulf of Maine is being shut down by federal regulators two months earlier than it was last year.

The Northern Gulf of Maine area will be closed to scallop fishing as of 12:01 a.m. Thursday, March 23, officials with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Wednesday.

Over the past few years, fishermen on smaller boats based in Maine have been engaged in a feud with their counterparts on larger vessels from further south over fishing practices and restrictions in the area. Rest of Story

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

Researchers at Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor may have discovered how a drug derived from a molecule found in dogfish sharks could someday help people recover from heart attacks and heart disease.

Dr. Viravuth Yin, the lead researcher from MDI, said a series of coincidences, combined with years of research on zebrafish and mice, led to the breakthrough.

“This is a potentially game-changing discovery we believe we have,” Yin said.