Author: Sherm Hutchins

Rep. Sherm Hutchins represents District 131 in the Maine House of Representatives.

Maine’s lobstermen and women are under attack by the Biden Administration after a recent set of rule changes restricting seasonal lobster fishing in 950 square miles of federal waters off Maine’s coast. This is an inflexible and poorly considered attempt to protect the North Atlantic right whale population. The series of rule changes are the most heavy-handed in a long line of attempts to undermine the lobster industry here in Maine. If our fisheries are not protected, and if these rules are not reversed, Maine’s fishermen and women will not recover.  Members of my family contribute to the lobster industry that generated over half a billion dollars for our state in 2020. I can attest to their…

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