This hearing will focus on the new regulations implementing the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan that were issued by the National Marine Fisheries Service in October 2007 and the impact of these regulations on Maine's fisheries and communities.
The hearing will be held at Jeff’s Catering and Convention Center in Brewer, Maine. Senator Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine) will preside.
For additional information submitted to the record by the witnesses, please contact the Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard Subcommittee.
Witness Panel 1
Mr. Jim LeckyDirector, Office of Protected ResourcesNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Service
Mr. George LaPointeCommissionerState of Maine Department of Marine Resources
Ms. Patrice McCarronExecutive DirectorMaine Lobstermen’s Association
Ms. Vicki CornishVice President, Marine Wildlife ConservationThe Ocean Conservancy