Maine Officials Seek Input from Lobstermen Potentially Affected by Proposed Coral Rules
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - March 3, 2017
The Maine Department of Marine Resources is seeking information from lobster harvesters in eastern Maine who might be affected by proposed coral regulations.
The New England Fishery Management Council is considering new rules that are designed to protect corals in the Gulf of Maine.
Two of the proposed Gulf of Maine coral protection areas are Outer Schoodic Ridge and southwest of Mount Desert Rock. One of the proposed management options is a total ban on fishing. The department has proposed to exempt the lobster and crab fisheries in these two coral protection areas.
DMR has already provided information to the NEFMC compiled from dealer and harvester landings reports and ...
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