Tag Archives: Groundfishing

Is It a “One Way Street” When it Comes to Incidentally-Caught Lobsters?

Over the past month, I have written several pieces about the most recent legislative effort (LD 1097) to allow lobsters caught incidentally by groundfishers to be landed in Maine. At present, the practice is illegal in Maine and some Maine-based groundfishers … Continue reading

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Unanimous Committee Vote on LD 1097

Today was potentially make-or-break day for LD 1097, a bill that would make it legal for groundfishermen to land lobster bycatch in Maine. In a unanimous vote today, the Maine Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Marine Resources voted down the Bill, suggesting … Continue reading

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Restoring Maine’s Groundfishing Industry

At a public hearing Wednesday, there was no opposition testimony to L.D. 939, which allocates $3.5 million in Maine state money annually to the Maine Groundfish Permit Bank. The Bill, titled “An Act To Restore Maine’s Groundfishing Industry,” aims to … Continue reading

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