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Maine lobstermen hope to lift the 56 year old consent decree

Last updated 4 years ago


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.

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