Pres. Jackson testifies in favor of legislation to support lobster harvesters challenging unfair federal regulations
Many Mainers have been helping their families haul traps since they were able to walk and hold a rope. But the economic impact of Maine’s $1.4 billion lobster industry extends beyond those who earn a living hauling traps. The hard work of our lobstering community has created a demand that brings business to restaurants, grocers, truckers, storage facilities, and more. This won’t solve all the issues facing the lobstering community, but it will help ensure that lobster harvesters have a voice in future discussions, and make sure that their voice cannot be ignored.