Apr 22, 2017

Maine legislature 4/19/17 public hearing on scalloping bills LD68 & 1380. AUDIO MP3 & testimony

Listen below to speakers at the 4/19/17 public hearing on LD 68   &  LD 1380  "Owner-Operator Requirement in the Scallop and Sea Urchin Fisheries". (Both bills same name)

The two bills would require  scallop  vessels in Maine waters to be operated by their owners. This to prevent domination of the fishery by larger company-owned scallopers. (Written comments on the bill follow audio)

Full Public Hearing 1hr 53min  

individual speakers may not be in same order.) 

Intro by co chair Senator Joyce Maker 4min

Rep Lydia Blume Intros LD 68. 6min 27sec

Co chair Representative Walter Kumiega introduces LD 1380 7min


DMR Commssioner Pat Keliher & Q&A 21min 


Keliher comments only  7min  ** Keliher QA only 13min

Brian Thomas Me Ctr for Coastal Fisheries  8min

Glenn Libby  Port Clyde 3min 41 sec


Togue Brawn 8min 33sec 

Bill Anderson, Trescott 6min 4sec

Gary Libby 3min40sec

Pete Gasperini, Vinalhaven,  5min

Alex Todd 2min  Casco Bay scalloper 

Brian Soper, diver, Harpswell.& QA  9min 30sec
Andrew House, South Bristol, 45sec  

Reggie House 1 min 7sec


Brian Preney, Boothbay, 2min40sec
Jim Ackley, Machias. 45sec

George "Butch" Harris. Eastport 3min 41sec

James West,  Sorrento, 4min 45sec


Doug McLennan, Spruce Head  3min

Kim Tucker Islesboro. Atty repping ME Lobstering Union 8min 44sec


Public Hearing Testimony on Bills  LD 68 & LD 1302
Blume, LydiaMaine State Legislature
Hanscom, JimResident
Keliher, PatrickDepartment of Marine Resources
Olsen, VirginiaDeer Isle-Stonington
Raymond, MaggieAssociated Fisheries of Maine
Sutter, WilliamWiscasset
Thomas, BrianMaine Center for Coastal Fisheries
Tucker, KimMaine Lobstering Union



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