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Tom Adams, Maine Coast live lobster facility in York, Maine

Tom Adams added to Mainebiz NEXT List

Since founding his York-based lobster startup company Maine Coast in 2011, Tom Adams has achieved an enviable record of yearly double-digit growth. So far, 2016 has included an operations expansion to Boston, additional staff hires, increased lobster volume and more customers in new markets.

Maine Coast team at SEA 2016

Success in exporting live lobster

Lobster exports from Maine are up 113% YTD. What does this mean for Maine Coast and the lobster industry?


Sustainably harvested – before it was cool

Many of the regulations used today to manage the Maine lobster industry have existed for over 100 years, resulting in one of the most sustainable fisheries in the world.

New shell lobster

New Shell Lobster – The Time is Now

New shell lobster season is not a season like baseball or striper fishing. While the peak harvest does coincide with those great summer and fall pastimes (and might we add, lobster goes really well with watching your favorite team!), the Maine new shell season is not a season based around opening or closing.

Lobster always draws a crowd of curious customers

The littlest lobster lovers

Seafood consumption in the United States is very low. Most Americans eat less than 13 pounds of seafood on average each year (compare that to our average annual consumption of 112 pounds of potatoes or 59 pounds of pork). The US Department of Agriculture suggests eating two, 8 oz portions of seafood each week.