Maine Lobster Industry Reacts to Latest Court Decision
On Thursday U.S. District Court Judge James Boasberg issued his ruling delaying a decision on lobstering restrictions.
Judge Boasberg ruled that NMFS “shall finalize a new Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan Amendment Rule consistent with this Court’s Memorandum Opinion of July 8, 2022, by no later than December 9, 2024.” In addition, the parties must file a joint status report by July 10, 2023, as well as every six months thereafter, detailing progress in complying with the order. You can find the court document here.
The Maine lobster industry has...
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