Congresswoman Chellie Pingree

Representing the 1st District of Maine

Fisheries

Fisheries are an incredibly important issue for Maine.  From fighting to ensure our fishermen have access to working waterfronts to supporting the scientific research and stock assessments necessary to ensure the accurate setting of quotas, I am working in Maine and DC to make our fisheries and coastal communities more sustainable.

More on Fisheries

Mar 21, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Pingree and Senator King
Congresswoman Pingree and Senator King at the Maine Fishermen's Forum.

Sep 7, 2016 Press Release

 

A bill introduced by Representatives Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin to ease federal inspection of several species of seafood, including urchins exported from Maine, passed the U.S. House today. 

Jul 14, 2016 Press Release
A major spending bill that passed the House today contains a provision introduced by Representatives Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin to exempt urchins imported to or exported from the United States from mandatory inspections by federal wildlife officials, providing important relief for an industry of more than 650 Maine workers.
Apr 19, 2016 Press Release
Current process disadvantages several states, including Maine, that wish to export product to the European Union.
Mar 28, 2016 Press Release

Tells Secretary of State, U.S. Trade Representative and head of NOAA that import ban isn't warranted

Maine lobster boat

Feb 1, 2016 Press Release

maine sea urchin and sea cucumber
Representatives Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin will testify at a hearing of the House Natural Resources Committee tomorrow in support of a bill that would exempt sea urchins and sea cucumbers from federal inspection when they are imported to or exported from the United States.
 

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