Opinion: Maine can bring back its groundfishing boats By Bert Jongerden,general manager of the Portland Fish Exchange,

For many members of the Maine fishing community, the issue has been boiled down to “us” versus “them,” lobstermen versus groundfishing. But the divide is artificial. The lobsters are being caught today. They are even being sold in Maine, only indirectly with a stop first in Massachusetts. It won’t undermine the trap fishery to allow groundfishing boats to land in Portland under close supervision. continued

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