Impacts of the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan on Maine’s Lobster Fishery

February 19, 2008

Field Hearing

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 Lecky

    Director, Office of Protected Resources
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Service
  • Mr. George LaPointe

    State of Maine Department of Marine Resources
  • Ms. Patrice McCarron

    Executive Director
    Maine Lobstermen’s Association
  • Ms. Vicki Cornish

    Vice President, Marine Wildlife Conservation
    The Ocean Conservancy