I would ask, what condition is the by-catch in when it is brought aboard in the nets? If it is undamaged, return it to the water. If it is dead or will die when returned to the water, in my view, it would be better to use it and regulate sustainability another way.
I see no problem with pre-registering. Many of us are at the city/town office numerous throughout the year and registering could be accomplished then. I don't believe the elderly have a problem with is because most of them have been registered for years. Yes, Maine has a very low voter fraud issue and this would help keep it that way in the future. The city/town clerks have much to do on vote day, this would ease their work load at a time of increased activity and distraction.
DO PEOPLE IN AMERICA [REALLY] HAVE ANY SAY IN WHAT GOVERNMENT DOES ??? I believe the answer is "NO", until everyone can have a common agenda that benefit all and not select interests dividing the 'pie' for their own interests only. A start would be to compel congress to live by the rules and laws they impose on the people they represent, with no exception.
The Democratic Party has been upset since Nov. 2nd 2010. Not easy giving up that tasty teat.
Yes, Governor LePage "only" got 38% of the vote, however it was the largest percentage of any candidate running for governor. As unusual as some of his comments are, we surely know where he stands. ' Special' interests have played a large part in the mess the State of Maine is now in. Until now on one was willing to stand up to them. Except for those who oppose straight talk, it might be refreshing. LOL!