Maine Lobstermen Hope to Lift 1950s Management Restriction

Photo / New England Boating: Tom Richardson
Photo / New England Boating: Tom Richardson

Portland Press Herald: The Maine Lobstermen’s Association hopes this will be the year it gets relief from a 56-year-old federal restriction that limits what the trade group can say about the management of the state’s largest commercial fishery.

The association hopes the U.S. Department of Justice will lift a consent decree that it imposed in 1958 – the year after the group lost an antitrust lawsuit that alleged it was trying to set prices paid to lobstermen.

Read more about the effort to lift a federal restriction on lobster management.