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In Maine, a Court Battle Over Slimy Fortunes

April 25, 2018 Media Mentions

Gordon Smith's representation of a group of coastal landowners against rockweed harvester Acadian Seaplants before the Maine Supreme Court is mentioned in a MacLeans.ca article entitled "In Maine, a Court Battle Over Slimy Fortunes," published on April 25, 2018. The article outlines the claims of the coastal landowners represented by attorney Smith, that while the public has a right to harvest marine animals in intertidal zones, it does not have a right to harvest rockweed because it is a plant and not an animal. The landowners argue that their lawsuit arises from their concern about the environmental impact of rockweed harvesting, while opponents argue that rockweed harvesting is done sustainably and provides much needed jobs in the State of Maine.

Read "In Maine, a Court Battle Over Slimy Fortunes" on MacLeans.ca.

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