Written by Jen Finn
A monthlong series of forums seeking public opinion about the Maine lobster industry is drawing to a close.
The 16th and final forum organized by the Department of Marine Resources is taking place Thursday in York.
Throughout January, lobstermen and others with an interest in the state's signature seafood have packed into meetings held in coastal towns along the Maine coast.
Commissioner Patrick Keliher and DMR staff attended the meetings in search of ideas about the harvest, prices, marketing, Maine's relationship with Canada and the lobster licensing system.
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