Maine Coast’s Boston facility nearly ready, general manager hired

Peter Kendall joins Maine Coast as General Manager.
Peter Kendall joins Maine Coast as General Manager.

Maine Coast, a lobster wholesaler based in York, Maine, USA, has announced its planned facility on the Boston Fish Pier will open in late June. The facility, which will have capacity for 25,000 pounds of live lobster, will enable the company to provide rapid-ship service to global customers via Boston’s Logan Airport.

The company has hired Peter Kendell as general manager of the new facility, which will employ 30 people year-round, it said in a press release. Kendell is the former manager of the Yankee Fishermen’s Co-op and operations manager at Gloucester Seafood Processing. Kendell has a bachelor’s degree in resource economics from the University of New Hampshire and has been involved in the seafood industry since he was 15 years old, working as a lumper at the Portsmouth Co-op.

“We are happy to welcome Peter Kendall to our growing team,” Maine Coast founder and owner Tom Adams said. “This is a critical position as we expand our live lobster wholesale business to Boston. I needed someone with a strong understanding of the seafood business and real leadership skills. We found both with Peter.”

According to Maine Coast, Kendall has maintained active leadership roles on industry management boards and advisory committees, serving more than 20 years on the Atlantic States Fisheries Commission’s Northern Shrimp Advisory Panel, as well as years spent on the advisory panel of the New England Consortium, and currently serving as a New Hampshire representative to the New England Fisheries Management Council, where he chairs the herring committee.

Read the full story in Seafood Source