Tag Archives: Maine

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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Maine Adopts Emergency Rule in Menhaden Fishery

The commissioner of the Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) adopted an emergency rulemaking action that reduces the daily catch limit and carrier vessel capacity of Atlantic menhaden (Brevoortia tyrannus) from a maximum of 250,000 pounds to 120,000 pounds. The emergency … Continue reading

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Emergency Measure Attempting to Save Maine Groundfishing Fleet Gets Mixed Reviews

L.D. 1549, An Act To Provide an Exemption for Incidentally Caught Lobsters, is the next in a long line of legislative initiatives aimed at saving Maine’s groundfishing industry in the face of drastic quota reductions and a dwindling fleet. The bill, which contains … Continue reading

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