Maine – Bill to reduce scallop daily catch limit sunk by committee

mkA 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. 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. Read the rest here 22:13