This Wednesday, I was reading the front-page Portland Press Herald article about the Monhegan wind hearing and the “Lobster Conservation Area” in the Maine Legislature. I was surprised that there was no discussion on one overarching issue that everyone is well aware of.

Lobsters are moving north and offshore, out of our waters. The Gulf of Maine is warming up and the fishery is changing along with these changing temperatures. The waters off the coast of Maine are warming faster than many of the world’s oceans.

To ultimately conserve the lobster fishery off the coast of Maine, the real problem is warming oceans, not undersea cables attached to three turbines off Monhegan.

If anything, taking action to address our changing climate through proliferation of clean and renewable energy would be the best chance at conserving this iconic Maine industry.

Dale Knapp


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