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Judge: Rockweed on Private Land Isn't Public Property

March 16, 2017 Media Mentions

Maine Public published an article on March 16 entitled "Judge: Rockweed on Private Land Isn't Public Property" reporting on a Washington County Superior Court ruling that rockweed growing in intertidal zones is the property of landowners and not a resource that falls under the public trust. Gordy Smith, who represented the landowners in this matter, commented that his clients "are very happy with the decision" and that he anticipates that the matter will be appealed to the Maine Supreme Court.

Read "Judge: Rockweed on Private Land Isn't Public Property" from MainePublic.org.

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