Mercury contamination could permanently close lobster grounds at mouth of Penobscot River

“I commend the DMR for saying, ‘Look, we have an issue. We have to address it,’” Mike Dassett, a lobsterman from Belfast, said at the hearing. “It might be a bumpy road in the beginning, but it’ll be worth it in the end.” David Cousens, president of the Maine Lobstermen’s Association, was at the hearing but had little to say afterwards. “No one testified against it. No one testified for it,” Cousens said of the proposed permanent rule to close the upper bay fishing grounds. Read more here  BDN 16:57

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