With development encroaching, state law passed to protect working waterfront

Saving working waterfront properties from conversion to non-commercial uses is one way to protect Maine’s fishing heritage, say advocates of a working waterfront access protection program.

Posted 2023-05-23

Article by Laurie Schreiber, published in Mainebiz on May 15, 2023.

Anew law is expected to greatly expand opportunities for protecting Maine’s remaining working waterfronts. “This new law will allow Maine’s coastal land trusts the opportunity to conserve these properties, and land trusts have the resources and skills to help us accomplish this important goal,” said state Rep. Morgan Rielly of Westbrook…

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