- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 28, 2020

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A organization that supports fishermen is holding a socially distanced concert on the sea to raise money for lobster fishers in the state.

Protect Maine’s Fishing Heritage Foundation is holding the concert on the waters of Casco Bay on Aug. 2. The band Turd Pollock is volunteering to play the show from a float on the water.

Boaters are invited to drop anchor on the southeast side of Chebeague Island, organizers said. The event will also be live streamed on Facebook from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The foundation said it will match donations for the fundraiser up to $25,000. The group said the event is intended to help lobster fishers weather the economic difficulties caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The pandemic has stressed supply chains in the seafood industry and made foreign trade difficult.



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