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©2023 Save Maine Lobstermen

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Screen capture of the #SaveMaineLobstermen website created on June 2, 2023. The screen capture includes the web pages: "The Issue," "The Solution," "Join the Fight," "In Court," "Shop to Support," and "Contact." The website was created in reaction to the 2021 call by the National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS) "ten-year whale plan that requires the Maine lobster fishery to reduce its already minimal risk to right whales by 98 percent."

This document includes all material available through the website on June 2, 2023, regarding the September 2021 lawsuit filed by the Maine Lobstermen's Association (MLA) challenging the 10-year whale plan. The primary argument of the lobster fishers is that federal regulations are not science-based and will terminate a traditional lifeway and natural resource industry disproportionately impacting self-employed, white residents of Maine's coastal regions. Includes a brief video of Former U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement explaining MLA’s legal appeal.

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