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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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