Maine DMR Commissioner Addresses Lobster Industry as Coronavirus Jolts Market
In a March 17 statement, Maine Department of Marine Resources Commissioner Patrick Keliher addressed the state’s lobster industry, as the impact of the coronavirus is beginning to be felt.
Keliher opened by shutting down rumors about a potential closure of the lobster fishery.
“Despite rumors to the contrary, I do not have any immediate plans to close any commercial fishery in response to the Coronavirus,” Keliher wrote. “In particular, it is important to understand that under the existing circumstances, I DO NOT HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO CLOSE THE LOBSTER FISHERY...”
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