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About Cranberry Isles Fishermen's Coop

Fishing is a way of life on Little Cranberry Island and has been for hundreds of years. Founded in 1978, our Cooperative is made up of 26 men and women ranging from 18 to 85 years old. We are located on Little Cranberry Island, which is the eastern most un-bridged year round island community in the United States.

Little Cranberry Lobster is wild caught and sustainably harvested. Our lobsters thrive in the cold, nutrient rich waters off the rugged coastline of Mount Desert Island, in Down East Maine. Nurtured in this pristine environment they are recognized worldwide as one of the sweetest and most desired of all lobsters.

Location Options
  • Wholesale
  • Retail Outlet
Purchasing Options
  • One-time Purchase
Delivery Options
  • In-Person Pick-Up
  • Shipping Available
  • Cooperative
  • Fishing-Family

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Seafood Offered

American lobster, Sand crab




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Years in Business

The value statements outlined below aim to create a higher level of accountability and trust, both internally within the network and externally to the public, in order to advance the movement of Community Supported Fisheries (CSF) and like-minded community-based seafood operations.

  • Community-Based Fisheries
  • Fair Access
  • Fair Price
  • Eating with the Ecosystem
  • Traceable and Simple Supply Chains
  • Catch and Handle with Honor
  • Community and Ecosystem Based Fisheries Management
  • Honoring the Ocean
  • Creativity and Collaboration

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Through generations of experience we have learned to fish in balance with the sea. We take our stewardship of the ocean seriously. We have participated in establishing trap limits, size limits and most importantly, protecting egg-bearing females. These measures ensure a harvest for generations to come. Today, every lobster we catch is MSC certified, sustainable and traceable. We are proud custodians of a great tradition providing a fresh product, caught right and delivered to you.