The city-owned Portland Fish Exchange is pinning its hopes for survival on a con
The city-owned Portland Fish Exchange is pinning its hopes for survival on a controversial bill, LD 170, written by Rep. Anne Haskell of Portland. The bill would allow fishermen to sell a limited number of lobsters caught while dragging for groundfish, overturning a 40 year-old law prohibiting fishermen from selling bycatch. Hank Soule, general manager of the exchange, said that as Portland's fishermen have migrated to Massachusetts to legally sell the lobster by catch, the amount of fish handled at the exchange has dropped. The Fish Exchange is already $175,000 in debt. With comments by Lendell Alexander, a fisherman from Harpswell; and Kristin Millar, executive director of the Maine Lobster Promotion council.
Portland Fish Exchange
Donnelly, Sara, "The city-owned Portland Fish Exchange is pinning its hopes for survival on a con" (2007). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 4041.
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