Our lobstermen and women are facing the closure of fishing grounds due to overreaching federal regulations and the presence of large-scale industrial, off-shore wind infrastructure, which affects Maine’s sustainable fishing industry. We cannot allow the federal government and the lobbyists for special interests’ groups destroy our way of life.
Janet Mills is once again promoting her endorsement from a wealthy, out of state, liberal special interest group determined to shut down Maine’s lobster industry. If Janet Mills genuinely supports our Maine lobstermen, she would not trade her own political survival for the livelihood of our Maine fishing community.
- As Governor, I will challenge the Biden Administration’s destructive regulatory policies regarding whale rules aimed at destroying the livelihoods of our fishermen. Our lobster fishing industry leaders have worked diligently for years to protect these whales and the environment.
- A healthy marine ecosystem is critical to the sustainability of Maine’s lobster industry.
- Maine’s lobster industry is one of the most sustainable fisheries on Earth. Our commercial lobstermen and women care for marine life and are outstanding stewards of our environment.
- As Governor, I exempted sales tax on fuel used in agriculture to help Maine’s lobster industry.