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Economy

New Net Aims to Help Maine Fishermen Land Fewer Cod

Some fishermen are pinning their hopes on a new kind of trawl net at use in the Gulf of Maine, designed to scoop up abundant flatfish such as flounder and sole while avoiding species such as cod, which regulators say are in severe decline.

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Business Leaders Say Immigration Can Stem New England’s Workforce Shortage

It’s hard to avoid the hand-wringing about aging demographics in New England these days. The region’s six states have the six lowest birth rates in the country. Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont have the oldest populations in the country, and Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts aren’t far behind.

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