On January 10, the Maine Lobstermen’s Association (MLA) and its supporting intervenors filed final briefs in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The MLA is appealing D.C. District Court Judge … Continue reading
LMA 1 Seasonal Closure on Hold, For Now
Slightly more than a week after Judge Lance Walker of the U.S. District Court in Bangor temporarily halted implementation of a seasonal closure in Lobster Management Area 1 (LMA 1), lawyers for the Secretary of … Continue reading
Maine Right Whale Court Case on Hold Until May
On November 16, 2020, Judge Lance Walker ordered a temporary stay in the lawsuit led by Max Strahan, aka Man Against Xtinction, in September 2019 in U.S. District court in Bangor. Strahan had brought suit … Continue reading
Lobstering Laws: Will the Whales Win?
First published in National Fisherman, April 21. Reprinted with permission. It was December 2000, and both houses of Congress were itching to go home. They just needed to wrap up the budget — the new … Continue reading