With lobsters in mind, Maine legislator proposes ban on some pesticides

Jan 31st, 2014 | By | Category: General

Pesticides have long been considered a menace by Maine’s lobster industry, and now a Deer Isle lawmaker is proposing legislative help in keeping some of the chemicals away from the state’s top commercial fishery.

According to a press release from the House Democrats, the two pesticides were found in the tissue of dead lobsters that turned up in Long Island Sound in the 1990s. Many have blamed the use of mosquito pesticides in the metro New York City area for contributing to the collapse of the fishery in the waters off Connecticut and New York.

For more on this story, visit: With lobsters in mind, legislator proposes ban on some pesticides — Politics — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine.

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