Support Maine’s Lobster Industry Through a Holiday Buoy Tree
As Mainers, we’re used to the local lobster industry making headlines and making a name for itself around town. As a state full of working wharfs and busy fishermen, the lobster and fishing industry supports our local economy and community.
Recently, however, the lobster industry has been in the spotlight here in Maine, but not for the positive reasons we’re used to.
Maine Whole Foods & Lobster
As our pal Chris explained, major grocery chain Whole Foods has sided with environmentalists who are wrongly blaming lobster for the decline in the North Atlantic right whale population.
As Chris mentions, the grocery store has now removed Gulf of Maine lobster from the menu of hundreds of its stores across the country, although no whale has died as a result of Maine lobster.
There is now a push to boycott Whole Foods and stand up for Maine’s lobster community.
If you would like to support our local lobster communities, there are ways to get involved.
Bar Harbor Buoy Tree supports Maine’s lobster industry
For months there has been litigation over fishing regulations and debates about Maine’s lobster fishing and its impact on right whale populations.
In support of hardworking fishermen, the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce hosted its first ever Holiday Lobster Buoy Tree Lighting, held tonight, November 30th, at Harborview Park.
The 10-foot tree is covered with buoys donated by local community members and businesses who purchased $20 buoys, with proceeds going to the Maine Lobstermen’s Associations (MLA). The local community is behind this project, and according to News Center Maine, some of the buoys are even being decorated by children at local elementary schools.
If you didn’t make it to the tree lights tonight but still want to support our local fishermen and the MLA, you can learn more at the city’s Buoy Tree page, where you can donate a buoy through December. 16 or even make a cash donation.
We stand with and support our local fishermen and lobster fishermen!!!
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