Last big sardine cannery to process lobsters

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The nation's last full-time sardine cannery is being given a second life four months after it closed with a company agreeing to buy it and operate it as a lobster-processing facility.

Bumble Bee Foods recently announced it had agreed to sell the Portland, Maine-based former Stinson Seafood plant in Prospect Harbor to Massachusetts-based Live Lobster Co. Inc.

As reported by Soundings, the plant was the victim of declining sardine consumption and foreign competition, and Bumble Bee shuttered it in April after a century of operation, putting nearly 130 employees out of work.

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