Maine encourages cooks to use local seafood during pandemic
That’s the focus of a branding and promotion initiative the Maine Department of Marine Resources is launching
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Seafood is a big part of Maine’s culture and history, and the state wants home cooks to use more of it during the coronavirus pandemic.
That’s the focus of a branding and promotion initiative the Maine Department of Marine Resources is launching.
Maine Department of Marine Resources Commissioner Patrick Keliher says the effort will use $1 million in federal coronavirus aid to help consumers discover and use more Maine seafood.
The marine resources department says seafood sales are up 35% compared to this time last year. However, the seafood industry is also heavily reliant on restaurant sales, which have cratered since the pandemic started.
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