AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine lobstermen are set to debate the potentially controversial changes to the state's lobster licensing laws.
The proposal will go before the Legislature's Marine Resources Committee on Wednesday for a hearing.
The changes are designed to streamline the process of obtaining a license, which often takes years.
Deer Isle Democrat Rep. Walter Kumiega has proposed the changes, which include the creation of a new class of license that would be limited to 300 traps instead of the usual 800.
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