Lobster Industry Fight Highlighted in Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal article “Dispute Over Protecting Whales, and Lobster Fishing, Heats Up in Maine” provides an in-depth overview of a case that Nossaman serves as counsel of record on for the State of Maine Department of Marine Resources. In the matter, Maine Lobsterman’s Association v. National Marine Fisheries Service, Maine is challenging a biological opinion issued by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) with respect to the Atlantic lobster fishery and several other fisheries.
The Journal notes that the dispute is centered on conservation efforts in the region and the negative impacts these efforts will have on the lobster industry – a key driver of Maine’s economy. Paul Weiland, chair of Nossaman’s Environment & Land Use Group, is lead counsel on the matter.