- Associated Press - Thursday, March 16, 2017

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A proposal to try to address marine debris that results from commercial activities on and near the water will be the subject of a public hearing in the Maine Statehouse.

Rep. Michael Devin, a Newcastle Democrat, has proposed the bill, which will be up for a hearing before the marine resources committee on March 22.

Devin’s bill proposes to take on marine debris that results from businesses such as commercial fishing operations and aquaculture.

The bill is conceptual in nature. It says it would use data from scientific publications to address debris while also attempting to protect commercial fishing and aquaculture operations.

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