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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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A Legislative Threat to Maine’s Reputation for Landing High Quality, Sustainably Harvested Lobster?

The Maine Lobstermen’s Association is vehemently against LD 1097–An Act to Allow the Sale of Incidentally Caught Lobsters. The bill would allow trawl fishers who take lobsters as bycatch to land the lobsters at the Portland Fish Exchange. The Maine Lobstermen’s … Continue reading

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