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Maine Groundfish Task Force

In February 1999 the New England Council embarked on the development of Amendment 13 to the groundfish management plan. As the plan progressed under the added pressure of litigation by environmental groups it became evident that the impact of new regulations could be devastating to what remains of Maine’s groundfish fleet and shore-based infrastructure.

Recognizing this impending crisis, the groundfish industry appealed to the Governor for assistance. In response Governor Baldacci issued an Executive Order creating the Task Force on the Maine Groundfish industry.

Below is a link to their report, dated June 2004.   This is a PDF file, and may require Adobe Reader software (download here free) to view or print.