Lobster Bycatch Bill to be Discussed in Marine Resources Committee Today

Lobster is an iconic Maine brand, and if the lobstermen are unhappy that’s a very difficult hill to get over. -Senator Anne Haskell as reported in the Bangor Daily News

On Monday, Senator Anne Haskell (D-ME 9th District) requested her bill to make it legal for Maine groundfishermen to land lobster bycatch in Portland, Maine be tabled until today in the face of stiff opposition. The Bill, LD 1097, will be discussed in the Marine Resources Committee. It remains to be seen if Haskell and the Bill’s proponents will come up with any revisions to the Bill by today that will make it more palatable.

For more on the Bill, see my previous entry.

About Ret Talbot

Ret Talbot is a freelance writer who covers fisheries at the intersection of science and sustainability. His work has appeared in publications such as National Geographic, Mongabay, Discover Magazine, Ocean Geographic and Coral Magazine. He lives on the coast of Maine with his wife, scientific illustrator Karen Talbot.
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