Mixed reaction for new rock lobster fishery plan
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A popular sport fishing option in the Portland area is being closed due to concerns about the health and safety of fresh lobster, new federal and state regulations and a lack of federal oversight.
If the new regulations on lobster fishing and harvesting regulations are implemented, it could cost the state at least $70,000 per year to monitor and jarvees.commonitor repeat offenders.
The lobster industry contends that 더킹카지노the changes have not come from federal bureaucrats or officials but from the state of Maine.
The 우리카지노industry’s response to the proposed changes are so stark that the state announced this week it had hired a public relations firm to investigate.
Bob O’Brien, president of the Maine Lobsterfishing Association, said the state’s proposal will cost an additional $20 to $25 million per year because of the need to hire a new public relations department. The organization has a large industry presence and a large and active member base.
He said his group will soon put up billboards across the state that read “No lobster, no tax.”
“We’re not going to stand for the same thing happening here,” O’Brien said, “that’s just not in the Maine story.”
A spokesman for the Department of Revenue said the department had received reports from the federal and state agencies that there have been cases of the fish being eaten and discarded by humans. The department will “look closely at any problems identified to determine if their effects were widespread,” said spokesman Patrick Doyle in an e-mailed statement.
The proposed lobster regulations are similar to ones that were adopted in the United States and apply to all of the United States, O’Brien said.
“If you look, I’m a fan of lobster. I love lobsters. I enjoy eating them,” he said.
“I’ve had the pleasure of serving lobster, and the same thing applies to any type of food item,” he added. “It’s a great part of the food culture. You see people on TV putting on suits because that’s what everyone was wearing before lobster. It’s not like when they brought in lobster.”
Under the proposed federal rules, most lobster caught would be caught off of the Maine coast and shippe