Federal Court Hears Arguments From Maine Lobstermen Appealing Right Whale Regulations

February 27, 2023 Nicole Ogrysko, Maine Public

A federal appeals court heard arguments Friday from the Maine Lobstermen’s Association, which is challenging a government plan to regulate the fishery and conserve endangered right whales.

Gulf of Maine Lobster Fishery Abandons Bid for Sustainable Certification

February 7, 2023 Animal Welfare Institute

The Maine Certified Sustainable Lobster Association (MCSLA), comprising a number of companies operating in the Gulf of Maine, formally withdrew its fishery from the MSC program.

Maine Wants to Transform How the US Manages the Lobster Fishery

The landmark six-year pause on any new federal whale regulations gave Maine’s multimillion dollar lobster fishery a chance to gather itself after years of fighting new restrictions aimed at protecting the rapidly disappearing North Atlantic right whales.

Maine Lobstermen Deal With Another New Rule, and It’s Not About Right Whales

As of Jan. 1, all Maine lobstermen now have to report data on their harvests to the state and to the commission.

Legislation Will Pause Maine Lobster Regulation Six Years, Fund More Research

December 30, 2022 Island Ad-Vantages

U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King, Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden and Governor Janet Mills announced December 20 that they were successful in securing a regulatory pause and research funding for Maine’s lobster industry in the omnibus appropriations bill that is expected to pass the Senate and House, according to a press release.