ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) - Rockland officials say a Canadian man is planning to open a lobster processing plant in the city.
Officials say details aren't yet complete, but that plans are to locate the plant in an 11,000-square-foot building that once housed a newspaper printing plant.
The Bangor Daily News says the building went idle in July 2011 when the Village Soup community newspaper company closed the facility.
Maine officials have been encouraging the development of more lobster processing plants in the state to add value to lobsters that are caught in Maine waters, rather than shipping them to Canada to be processed.
There are now three large processing plants in Maine, with a fourth plant opening last week in the mid-coast town of St. George.
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