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Lobster Zone Councils
  • Published
    April 9, 2010

    Alternative bait called unsafe for Gulf of Maine

    Lobsterman Gerry Cushman said April 9 that the most important issue lobstermen are facing is the danger presented by the use of alternative bait due to shortages in herring. Recently the New England Fishery Management Council cut allowable herring landings for the fishing years 2010 through 2012 by nearly 40 percent. "We could be putting bait on that could be killing groundfish," Cushman said. He said some ...

  • Published
    January 22, 2010

    Zone D Lobster Council, Marine Resources Committee split on saltwater registry

    In its first meeting of the year, held Jan. 19 in Rockland, the Zone D Lobster Council devoted most of its discussion to the merits of a proposal under consideration by the Maine Legislature that would create a licensing procedure for recreational saltwater fishermen. LD1331 is an act regarding saltwater recreational fishing that establishes a saltwater recreational fishing license, dedicates the license fees ...

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