By Associated Press - Thursday, April 27, 2017

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The Maine House of Representatives has decided the fishing day should get longer for the state’s lobstermen in the fall.

The House on Tuesday approved a bill to extend the legal hours when lobsters can be harvested in the month of October. The bill now moves to the Senate.

State laws don’t allow lobster fishing from a half hour after sunset until a half hour before sunrise from June 1 to Oct. 31. The bill would change it so lobsters could be harvested starting at 5 a.m. in the month of October.

The sun typically rises between 6:30 a.m. and 7:15 a.m. in Maine in October.

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