Maine Coast Lobster’s Boston facility nearly ready, general manager hired
Maine Coast Lobster, a lobster wholesaler based in York, Maine, USA, has announced its planned facility on the Boston Fish Pier will open in late June.
The facility, which will have capacity for 175,000 pounds of live lobster, will enable the company to provide rapid-ship service to global customers via Boston’s Logan Airport.
The company has hired Peter Kendell as general manager of the new facility, which will employ 30 people year-round, it said in a press release. Kendell is the former manager of the Yankee Fishermen’s Co-op and operations manager at Gloucester Seafood Processing. Kendell has a bachelor’s degree in resource economics from the University of New Hampshire and has been involved in the seafood industry since he was 15 years old, working as a lumper at the Portsmouth Co-op.
"We are happy to welcome Peter Kendall to our growing team," Maine Coast founder and owner Tom Adams said. "This is a critical position as we expand our live lobster wholesale business to Boston. I needed someone with a strong understanding of the seafood business and real leadership skills. We found both with Peter.”
According to Maine Coast, Kendall has maintained active leadership roles on industry management boards and advisory committees, serving more than 20 years on the Atlantic States Fisheries Commission's Northern Shrimp Advisory Panel, as well as years spent on the advisory panel of the New England Consortium, and currently serving as a New Hampshire representative to the New England Fisheries Management Council, where he chairs the herring committee.
"I've always thought it was important to be involved. I've participated in every fishery except for lobster and I have really seen the industry change," Kendell said. "The lobster industry is booming; it is an exciting place to be. The Boston Fish Pier facility is a great opportunity and I look forward to growing that part of the Maine Coast business."