Category Archives: Lobster Fishery

PETA Protest of Maine Lobster Festival Grounded

This is not the first year that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) planned to protest the Maine Lobster Festival in Rockland, Maine, but the activist organization hoped to create a buzz this year with protest flyovers of a … Continue reading

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Environmental Group Says Lobster is “Poor Choice” for Pregnant Women

Later this summer, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) plans to raise concerns about mercury levels in lobster within the context of a draft update to federal consumer guidelines for seafood consumption. The draft update to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and … Continue reading

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Is Ecolabeled Seafood Healthy Seafood?

I’ve been writing some about mercury in seafood recently, which, a few of my readers have suggested, seems a little out of my wheelhouse. After all, the founding idea behind The Good Catch Blog is to focus on how species, … Continue reading

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Latency and the Maine Lobster Fishery

“There are 1.2 million trap tags that are not in the water. We can’t say, ‘We can’t talk about it,’ if we know it’s a problem. Having the conversation now, when there’s no threat or need to change, is a … Continue reading

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Chair of Marine Resources Committee Commits to Making Science-Based Decisions

Senator Christopher K. Johnson (D-Lincoln) committed to making good, science-based decisions when it comes to the State of Maine’s marine resources. The Senator, who chairs the Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Marine Resources, spoke yesterday during a Q & A session … Continue reading

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Latest Maine Lobster Bycatch Bill Dead in the Water

Today the Maine House voted 106–38 to defeat L.D. 1549, “An Act To Provide an Exemption for Incidentally Caught Lobsters.” This vote follows Friday’s 28-7 vote in the Senate against the same bill, further eroding any possibility the state Maine will relax its … Continue reading

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Maine Senate Votes Down Another Lobster Bycatch Bill

Today the Maine Senate voted 28-7 to defeat L.D. 1549, “An Act To Provide an Exemption for Incidentally Caught Lobsters.” The Bill, which I wrote about last week, is the latest in a series of legislative actions attempting to help save … Continue reading

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