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

How an ex-dockworker turned his passion for lobster into a $40 million business

Tom Adams, Maine Coast Founder/CEO After getting a taste of life as a lobster dockworker when he was a teenager, Tom Adams was hooked. More than three decades later, 46-year-old Adams has climbed from...


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

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...

Tom Adams explains the Maine Coast tanks and holding system in York, Maine

Maine Coast Co. delivers lobsters around the world

Photo by Deb Cram | Seacoastonline Every day is a “crazy juggling game” for Tom Adams, owner of the wildly successful lobster wholesaler Maine Coast. His product is live and perishable. His...


Ready for lobster season!

Alex Van Etten manages inventory in Maine Coast’s York facility. At Maine Coast in York, live lobster take a quick trip on a conveyor belt, where they are automatically sorted by weight and...


Growing live lobster sales top priority for Maine Coast in 2016

Maine Coast’s new Lively Lobster™ brand. Growing live lobster sales is at the top of the docket in 2016 for U.S.-based seafood distributor Maine Coast. The company, which specializes in...


What does it take to follow your dreams?

A business plan. A strong team. People you trust. Financing. Equipment. Most importantly: experience, passion, hard work, determination and DRIVE. Learn about Tom’s approach to starting Maine...


Maine trade delegation sets sights on China’s vast middle class

The group is heading overseas to build ties that will bring students and vacationers to the state and find more buyers for seafood and other products. Photo by Gabe Souza | Portland Press Herald Can...


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

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...


China’s appetite for N.E. lobster boosts industry

Photo by Wendy Maeda | Boston Globe YORK, Maine — Somewhere in Shanghai, a Chinese family is delving into a Boston lobster — and paying as much as $100 for the sumptuous meal. With a booming...