Lobstering Confrontation 

Lobstermen gathered along the Portland waterfront tuesday to present a united front against a bill to let fishing trawlers sell the lobster that inadvertently ends up in nets.

Supporters of the bill say Maine is losing out because trawlers are taking their catch to Massachusetts, where it’s legal to sell the lobster.

Lobstermen say that it makes no sense to put Maine’s 300 million dollar lobster industry at risk.

They further say that the proposal would prompt more trawlers to target offshore lobsters, and that could jeopardize the large, female lobsters that produce millions of eggs.