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Maine People, Businesses Organize to Show Support for Lobstermen

The flood of negative news about the Maine lobster fishery has made more than just Maine lobstermen see red.

Peninsula School, Prospect Harbor. Photo by G. Williams.

Machias Savings Bank.

Via social media the word went out throughout the state encouraging people to wear red in support of the beleagured men and women of the fishery.

Surry Elementary School, Surry. Photo by G. Williams.

Beals Lobster Pier, Southwest Harbor.

It is just one indication of the rippling anxiety being felt by businesses and communities as federal regulations threaten to shut down the $730 million industry and the more than $1 billion in economic impact of its supply chain. The dollars earned by lobstermen sustain the economies of hundreds of small towns and harbors along the coast … and those communities are worried.

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