Maine Bill to Reduce Scallop Daily Catch Limit Dies in Committee
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Bangor Daily News] By Bill Trotter - April 2, 2015 -
AUGUSTA, Maine, A bill that, if voted into law, would allow fishermen with lapsed licenses back into the rebuilding scallop fishery was not well received by a standing room only crowd at a public hearing Wednesday afternoon.
That is why, a few minutes after the public hearing came to a close, the Legislature’s Marine Resources committee voted unanimously to recommend the bill ought not to pass.
The bill, LD 908, also would have reduced the daily scallop catch limit in most of Maine by about 30 percent and would have reduced the maximum size of drags used in inner-island areas and bays to 5½ feet.
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