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Maine Sea Grant College Program

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Orono, ME

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This fact sheet is part of a series intended to provide resources for fishermen and aquaculture farmers who seek to augment their earnings through tourism. Licensing is nothing new to commercial lobstermen, but those who might also want to run lobstering tours may have questions about licensing. This document reviews basic requirements and limitations of licensing as they relate to carrying paid passengers on lobster tours. Although this fact sheet targets the lobster industry, those targeting groundfish and other species also may want to consider the tourism market.


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