Maine Marine Resources Panel Rejects Effort to Block Alewives From Upper St Croix River
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Press Herald] By Kevin Miller - April 30, 2015 -
AUGUSTA, ME, A legislative committee voted unanimously Wednesday to reject a bill that would have once again blocked alewives from reaching the upper sections of the St. Croix River.
It took lawmakers on the Marine Resources Committee less than 10 minutes to dispatch L.D. 800, which had been the subject of an hours- long public hearing two days earlier. Lawmakers voted in 2013 to reopen the upper St. Croix to alewives after years of heated debate.
Alewives are used as bait by Maine lobstermen.
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