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Judge Rules that Rockweed Harvesters Need Landowners' Permission

March 21, 2017 Media Mentions

A March 21 article published by Portland Press Herald entitled "Judge Rules that Rockweed Harvesters Need Landowners' Permission" reports on a Washington County Superior Court judge's ruling that rockweed growing in intertidal zones is the property of landowners and not a part of the public trust. Gordy Smith, who represented the landowner Plaintiffs in this matter commented that "it was a good decision for us." It is expected that this decision will be appealed to the Maine Supreme Court.

Read "Judge Rules that Rockweed Harvesters Need Landowners' Permission" from the Portland Press Herald.

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