State legislation last year mandated that the Maine coast be divided into lobste

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1996
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https://digitalcommons.portlandlibrary.com/news_island/292
Author(s):
Acheson, James M; Wilson, James A
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Lobster fisheries
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State legislation last year mandated that the Maine coast be divided into lobstering zones, each managed by an elected council of lobster-fishing license holders. This "bottom-up" or "co-management" conservation strategy may well become a model for the Maine fishing industry as well. Fishermen have a natural interest in conservation, and when they collectively send a bill to the state Legislature, it is likely to be passed. Details.