Jan 8, 2016

ME Legislature Marine Resources Committee's 2015 written testimony

Looking back to 2015  Maine Legislature's Marine Resources Committee  took testimony at eleven hearings in 2015.  While most testimony was spoken, the following links take you to the written testimony for each of the bills that came before  the Marine Resources Committee on  2/4/15, 2/25/15, 3/4/15, 3/11/15, 3/18/15, 3/25/15, 4/1/15, 4/6/15, 4/27/15, 4/29/15 & 5/20/15, and links to the bills themselves(Warning: some of these links take up to 15 seconds to open up)




Feb 4, 2015
LD 98 An Act Amending the Trap Limit for the Swans Island Lobs...
Keliher, PatrickDept. of Marine Resources
Langley, BrianMaine State Legislature
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Feb 25, 2015
LD 178 Resolve, 

Resolve, Directing the Department of Marine Resources To 

Conduct an Impact Study in the St. George River Estuary

Arsenault, JamesIndependent Maine Marine Worm Harvesters Association
Gilbert, DeirdreDepartment of Marine Resources
Harrington, DanielIndependent Maine Marine Worm Harvesters Association
Harrington, PhilWoolwich
Johnson, FredSteuben
Kruger, ChuckMaine State Legislature
Renwick, JohnathanIndependent Maine Marine Worm Harvesters Association
LD 222 An Act To Reduce Commercial Shellfish License Fees for P...
Keliher, PatrickDepartment of Marine Resources
Tuell, WilliamMaine State Legislature
LD 255 An Act To Preserve the Integrity of Maine's Shellfish In...
Arsenault, JamesIndependent Maine Marine Worm Harvester's Association
Coffin, ChadThe Friends of the Clammers
Deveraux, DanielBrunswick Marine Resources and Harbor Management
Gerzofsky, StanMaine State Legislature
Harrington, DanielWoolwich
Keliher, PatrickDepartment of Marine Resources
Renwick, JohnathanIndependent Maine Marine Worm Harvester's Association
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Mar 4, 2015
LD 353 An Act To Authorize a Temporary Medical Transfer of an
 Elver Individual Fishing Quota
Keliher, PatrickDepartment of Marine Resources
LD 405 An Act To Support Expanded Capacity for Breeding Wild At...
Hubbell, BrianMaine State Legislature
Robbins, JosephDowneast Salmon Federation
Smith, DennisMount Desert Isle
Smith, DwayneDowneast Salmon Federation

LD 425 An Act To Prohibit False Labeling of Marine Organisms
Belle, SebastianMaine Aquaculture Association
Chapman, Ralph
Gilbert, DeirdreDepartment of Marine Resources
Tardy, RobertBiotechnology Industry Organization

LD 427 An Act To Address and Mitigate the Effects of 
Marine Debris
Connolly, TomMaine Water Environment Association
Devin, MichaelMaine State Legislature
Gates, MelissaSurfrider Foundation
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Mar 11, 2015
LD 435 An Act To Extend the Protection of 
Municipal Shellfish Conservation Programs
Gerzofsky, StanMaine State Legislature
Gilbert, DeirdreDepartment of Marine Resources
Green, ChrisBrunswick
Harrington, PhilWoolwich

LD 493 An Act To Create the Ocean 
Acidification Council
Aho, PatriciaDEP
Bartovics, Becky LaytonSierra Club
Burt, AnneMaine Council of Churches
Devin, MichaelMaine State Legislature
Edwards, JaneWinslow
Gilbert, DeirdreDepartment of Marine Resources
Gray, JennMaine Audubon
Mook, WilliamMook Sea Farm
Nelson, RichardFriendship
Noyes-Hull, GretchenUniversity of Maine Augusta
Ramsdell, CathyFriends of Casco Bay
Rixon, WilliamFreeport Town Council
Smith, NancyGrowsmart Maine
Strause, AubreyMaine Water Environment Association
Thompson, SandyFreeport
Wheeler, RogerFriends of Sebago Lake

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Mar 18, 2015
LD 490 An Act To Extend the Legal Hours for Harvesting Lobsters
Cornish, JonDMR
Kumiega, WalterMaine State Legislature
McCarron, PatriceMaine Lobstermen's Association
Strong, PrenticePenobscot Bay and River Pilots Association
LD 491 An Act To Lower from 70 to 65 the Age at Which a Person ...
Dassatt, SheilaDowneast Lobstermen's Association
Gilbert, DeirdreDepartment of Marine Resources
Gillway, JamesMaine State Legislature
McCarron, PatriceMaine Lobstermen's Association

LD 492 An Act To Expand Eligibility for Lobster and Crab 
          Fishing Licenses for Veterans
Gilbert, DeirdreDepartment of Marine Resources
Kumiega, WalterMaine State Legislature
McCarron, PatriceMaine Lobstermen's Association

LD 563 An Act Regarding the Purchase 
       of Trap Tags in the Lobster Fishery
Doucette, BrandonKittery
Eaton, JulieMaine Lobster Union
Keliher, PatrickDMR
Kumiega, WalterMaine State Legislature
Lazaro, AlanVinalhaven
McCarron, PatriceMaine Lobstermen's Association
Moulton, KylePenobscot East Resource Center
Olsen, VirginaMaine Lobster Union/Stonington

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Mar 25, 2015
LD 669 An Act To Create a Spat 
Collection License
Belle, SebastianMaine Aquaculture Association
de Koning, FionaAcadia Aqua Farms
Devin, MichaelMaine State Legislature
Gilbert, DeirdreDepartment of Marine Resources
Green, Dr. MarkBasket Island Oyster Co.
Stocks, PeterTrundy Point, LLC

LD 730 An Act To Make Technical Changes to Maine's Marine Resources Laws.
Gilbert, DeirdreDepartment of Marine Resources

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Apr 1, 2015
LD 908 An Act To Promote Sustainability 
in the Scallop Fishing Industry
Alley, RobertMaine State Legislature
Bauer, RobBeals Lobster Pier
Brawn, TogueMaine Dayboat Scallops, Inc.
Gordius, BrianResident
Keliher, PatrickDept. of Marine Resources
Libby, GlenPort Clyde
Martins, BenMaine Coast Fishermen's Association
Murphy, MichaelMachiasport
West, JamesSorento
Wotton, JimFriendship

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Apr 6, 2015
LD 896 An Act To Improve Lobster Licensing
Alley, RobertMaine State Legislature
Brawn, TogueMaine Dayboat Scallops, Inc.
Keliher, PatrickDept. of Marine Resources
McCarron, PatriceMaine Lobstermen's Association
Morrissette, SethFriendship
Smith, RichardBeals
Todd, AlexResident

LD 1016 An Act To Allow Retired Marine Patrol Officers To Obtain...
Alley, RockMaine Lobstering Union
Burns, DavidMaine State Legislature
Keliher, PatrickDept. of Marine Resources
McCarron, PatrickMaine Lobstermen's Association, Inc.
Smith, RichardBeals

LD 1027 An Act To Create an Elver Exporter's License
Keliher, PatrickDept. of Marine Resources

LD 1038 An Act To Amend the Emergency Rule-making Authority of t...
Gilbert, DeirdreDepartment of Marine Resources
Langley, BrianMaine State Legislature
Olson, VirginiaInternational Maine Lobstering Union Local 207
Smith, RichardBeals

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Apr 27, 2015
LD 800 An Act To Prevent Passage of Alewives through the Grand ...
Abbott, MathewConservation Council of New Brunswick
Abello, ThomasThe Nature Conservancy
Ahearn, BethMaine Conservation Voters
Akagi, HughChief Passamaquoddy Peoples in Canada
Altvater, BrianPassamaquoddy Tribe
Ames, EdwardStonington
Arcaro, JohnCanal Side Cabins
Baines, BobAlewife Harvesters of Maine
Bassett, EdwardPassamaquoddy Tribe
Bennett, NickNatural Resources Council of Maine
Bisulca, PaulSchoodic River Keepers
Brokaw, RonVermont
Brown, JohnMaine Master Guide
Bullard, JohnUnited States Dept. of Commerce, NOAA
Burns, DavidMaine State Legislature
Burt, AnneFriends Committee on Maine Public Policy
Cataldo, LouisMaster Maine Guide
Cousens, DavidMaine Lobstermen's Assn. Inc.
Damon, DennisTrenton
Dana, MatthewMaine State Legislature
Dieffenbacher-Krall, JohnMaine Indian Tribal-State Commission
Dorr, GregBangor Maine Guide
Driza, CharlesLeen's Lodge
Francis, VeraPassamaquoddy Tribe
Gagner, RobertGrand Lake Stream
Gray, JennMaine Audubon
Gray, MarkGrand Lake Stream Guides Assn.
Hoar, AlexU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Hudson, LandisMaine Rivers
Jordan, RichardMachiasport
Laplante, AlfredMaine Sporting Camp Assn.
Lewey, NewellPassamaquoddy Tribe
Lord, MacauleyBrunswick Maine Fishing Guide
Mabee, JamesGrand Lake Stream Guides Assn.
Mahoney, SeanConservation Law Foundation
Molton, KylePenobscot East Resource Center
Patterson, PatrickWheaton's Lodge
Reardon, JeffTROUT Unlimited
Richards, FrankVassalboro, Webber Pond Assn.
Ruddock, FrankActing Council General of Canada
Sochasky, LeeSt. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada
Soctomah, MadonnaPleasant Point
Trinko Lake, TaraNational Marine Fisheries Service, Orono
Turner, BethMaine State Legislature
Wayne, JonathanCommission on Governmental Ethics and Election
Wheaton, LanceSporting Camp Owner, IFW
Whitegiver, MattMaster Maine Guide
Whitman, LindaLong Lake Camps
Whitman, StevenMaster Maine Guide
Willis, TheodoreUniversity of Southern Maine

LD 1262 An Act To Authorize Tribal-state Memoranda in the Eel an...
Bissonette Lewey, JamieMaine Indian Tribal-State Commission
Dana, MatthewMaine State Legislature
Keliher, PatrickDept. of Marine Resources
Oltarzewski, DianeBelfast

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Apr 29, 2015
LD 1227 An Act To Provide for Improved Reporting of Marine Resou...
Keliher, PatrickDept. of Marine Resources
Kruger, ChuckMaine State Legislature

LD 1233 An Act To Improve Enforcement of Maine's Marine Resource...
Ervin Tucker, KimMaine Lobstering Union
Keliher, PatrickDept. of Marine Resources
Knapp, LarryBoothbay
Olsen, VirginiaMaine Lobstering Union

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May 20, 2015
LD 1416 An Act Regarding Interstate Shellfish Depuration
Beavers, RobertaMaine State Legislature
Howell, LoriSpinney Creek Shellfish, Inc.
Howell, TomSpinney Creek Shellfish, Inc.
Keliher, PatrickMarine Resource Dept.
Markos, JamesMaine Shellfish Co,


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