Exports boost lobster: Demand from Asia boosting sales at York shellfish dealer

Tom Adams, owner of Maine Coast has built a $40 million business in four years by focusing on international markets for Maine lobsters. His York business has 25 full-time employees.
Tom Adams, Maine Coast founder

Seafood was Maine’s leading export in 2014, with its total value of $456.67 million topping the No. 2 export commodity of paper and pulp products by almost $100 million. And the biggest driver of seafood’s rise to the top of the state’s export commodity chart, says Jeffrey Bennett of the Maine International Trade Center, is that tasty two-clawed crustacean harvested by hundreds of independent fishermen in the Gulf of Maine, the Maine lobster.

Original article by James McCarthy.

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