Maine lobster exporter joins processing business

Buoyed by this year’s strong lobster season, high prices and “booming” Chinese demand for live lobster, Stonington, Maine-based Greenhead Lobster is considering an entry into processing to expand its business.

Dan Phillips, a Greenhead salesman, said that the company is pursuing plans to create a small operation to cook lobster meat amid growing demand for lobster rolls in the US market.

Greenhead hopes to finish building a 20,000 square-foot processing and shipping plant in Seabrook New Hampshire by January 2016.

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Jessica Hathaway

Jessica Hathaway is the editor in chief of National Fisherman. She has been covering the fishing industry for 13 years, serves on the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute’s Communications Committee and is a National Fisheries Conservation Center board member.

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