Apr. 10—CONCORD — A previously smooth-sailing effort to have New Hampshire join most coastal states in permitting scuba divers to fish for lobsters has encountered choppy waters.

Three weeks ago, the state House of Representatives approved the proposed legislation by a nearly 3-1 margin.

Now one of its key supporters is urging the state Senate to kill the bill, as is Fish and Game's chief law enforcement officer, who called it the most "horrible" and unenforceable expansion of fishing that's been proposed in his 33 years on the job.

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