Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Maine fishermen will get a chance to “make their voices heard” about proposed federal bluefin tuna fishing regulations without having to travel out of state, said Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-1st..
Pingree says federal officials with the National Marine Fisheries Services have agreed to her request to schedule a hearing in Portland, and extend by 15 days the time interested parties have to comment on the proposed rules. The hearing likely will occur in mid-April, Pingree said.
Kevin Miller is Washington bureau chief for the Portland Press Herald and MaineToday Media. He has worked as a journalist in Maine for 6 ½ years, covering the environment, politics and the State House. Before arriving in Maine, he wrote about politics, government and education for newspapers in Virginia and Maryland.
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