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.