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A Fish Called Rockweed

May 29, 2018 Media Mentions

The ongoing dispute between a group of coastal Maine landowners and rockweed harvesters over the rights to harvest rockweed from intertidal zones on private property was the subject of a May 29, 2018 article/podcast entitled "A Fish Called Rockweed" published by HakaiMagazine.com. In the article, Verrill Dana attorney Gordy Smith, who represents the group of coastal landowners, argues that Maine courts should consider rockweed as a plant, and therefore the property of the landowners, rather than an animal which would be subject to public fishing and fowling. The Maine Supreme Court is expected to rule on this dispute as early as this spring, according to the article.

Read "A Fish Called Rockweed" on HakaiMagazine.com.

Listen to the podcast version of "A Fish Called Rockweed."

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