LAMOINE - Marine patrol officials in the midcoast and downeast regions are fixing broken lobster traps for free.
The Maine Department of Marine Resources says lobstermen with lost tags or broken traps can contact the nearest Marine Patrol Office for replacements, at no cost.
The tags are used for identification purposes and are required on traps. They help officials manage the fishery.
Normally there's a fee to replace tags, but due to a recent problem with manufacturing, marine patrol officials are waving that fee.
For more information, call the Marine Patrol Office in Lamoine at 667-3373, or the office in Boothbay, at 633-9595.
Lindsey joined the WVII ABC7 and WFVX FOX Bangor news team in January of 2012. Raised in Arlington, Mass., Lindsey graduated from Endicott College located in Beverly, Mass. where she majored in Communication. While attending college on the North Shore Lindsey ran the campus newspaper, the Endicott Observer, lead the Endicott Gulls field hockey team as Captain in the 2009 & 2010 seasons, and played for the women’s club hockey team.
For two years Lindsey worked at WCVB Channel 5 News Boston as an ENG producer and writer, while also filling in for various positions in
Chronicle, the station’s nightly news magazine. Additionally, Lindsey contributed to the production of two MDA Labor Day telethons.
When she’s not in the field she can be found on the ice. Lindsey helps out with Brewer’s Youth Hockey Learn to Skate & Learn to Play program and plays on a men’s league team. She also helped to establish Brewer’s first youth under-12 girl’s hockey team.