AUGUSTA – Today, Maine’s Legislative Council unanimously voted to sign on to a lawsuit filed in the United States District Court in Bangor, seeking emergency relief related to the impending closure of Lobster Management Area 1. Last month, the Maine Legislature overwhelmingly approved a joint order from Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, allowing the 10-member, […]
Maine lobstermen are a vital part of our communities and economy. For years, they’ve adapted the way they make a living to meet new rules and regulations to protect our natural resources and wildlife. However, the latest rules imposed by the federal government will do nothing to help the endangered species they were designed to protect while having damning consequences on hardworking Mainers and their families. Today, lawmakers all across the ideological spectrum made it very clear that the Maine Legislature will not sit idly by while this iconic industry is under threat. We are ready to take legal action to right this wrong and support the hardworking men and women in the lobstering industry.