Patrick Keliher

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The state with the largest fishing industry for lobster likely experienced a drop in catch last year, but the dip in harvest was probably not as dramatic as initially feared.

From right whale protection and lobster regulations to aquaculture, seaweed, and elver fishig, we'll discuss the top marine resource issues facing Commissioner Pat Keliher in the year 2020. 

NEW CASTLE, N.H. - Maine's top fishery official has been tapped to lead an interstate commission that manages East Coast marine resources.

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More than 100 Downeast lobstermen turned out in Trenton Tuesday night for a meeting with the state’s top marine resources official to weigh in on gear and other changes that will be imposed within two years to reduce the risk that endangered North Atlantic right whales will be entangled.

The Status of Maine Fisheries

Feb 21, 2017

Maine's Department of Marine Resources Commissioner will discuss the health of Maine’s fisheries – from scallops to herring, shrimp to lobster - and measures to protect them.