Cobscook Bay Plan Threatened by Seaweed Bill

Rockweed, Photo/New England Boating

The Maine Department of Marine Resources is hoping to get approval from the legislature to develop a statewide management plan for rockweed, kelp, Irish moss and other commercially harvested seaweed species. The proposal, however, also would eliminate the rockweed management plan for Cobscook Bay, according to an article in the Bangor Daily News.

While many facts were disputed during a recent hearing — such as whether lobster use rockweed as habitat and whether rockweed plants can live for centuries —many people who expressed reservations about the bill cited a section in it that would repeal the existing rockweed management plan for Cobscook Bay.

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Bangor Daily News

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