Title

The Maine Legislature last year passed a law limiting lobstermen to 1,200 traps.

Authors

Anne Porter

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

3-14-1996

Pages

4-5

Abstract

The Maine Legislature last year passed a law limiting lobstermen to 1,200 traps. Under the law, the Maine coast would be divided into five zones, and regulations for the lobster industry would be drafted by lobstermen councils and approved by all lobstermen in a zone. If the self-regulated fishery concept succeeds, it could revolutionize the regulation of the state's other fisheries, while if it fails it could mean the disappearance of the full-time lobsterman in Maine. One problem with the concept is the minority status of full-time lobstermen, and the longstanding animosity between part-time and full-time lobstermen. Details.

Subjects

Lobster fisheries

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