PORTLAND — Maine U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree says the federal government is going to hold a hearing in Portland about plans for new Bluefin tuna fishing regulations that she feels could put fishermen out of business.

Pingree says the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will probably hold the hearing in mid-April.

NOAA has scheduled a series of hearing on the proposed Bluefin regulations. One had been scheduled for next week in Gloucester, Mass., but it was postponed until April 1.

The National Marine Fisheries Service is considering Atlantic Bluefin tuna quotas and other management measures.

Pingree has criticized the administration of President Barack Obama for considering an endangered species listing for the Bluefin.

In addition to adding a hearing in Portland, NOAA added a hearing in Fairhaven, Mass.