Ongoing Legal Battles Put Maine Lobster Fishery in Crosshairs, Hurts Markets
An announcement released yesterday by the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative (MLMC) said in the contentious battle between conservationists and federal lobster managers over Atlantic right whales, Maine’s lobster fishery has been caught in the middle.
“…[W]hile the industry has complied with all regulations in good faith,” MLMC said, an independent auditor who had just found Maine’s lobster fishing as “well-managed and sustainable” acknowledged that it could no longer be certified by the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) as a result of a July 2022 court case.
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