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    Lobstermen surveillance hearing - Staff Photo by David Leaming | of | Share this photo

    Eighth generation fisherman Jason Joyce of Swans Island, left, spoke to legislators during a hearing packed with lobstermen and supporters of a bill regarding a proposed lobster boat surveillance law on Monday.

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    Sitting under a painting of lobster boats people listen to others debate the pros and cons of a proposed lobster boat surveillance law in Augusta on Monday.

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    Rep. Stephanie Hawke, left, and Sen. Joyce Maker listen to officials and fishermen debate a bill regarding a proposed lobster boat surveillance law on Monday.

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    Attorney Walter McKee representing a fishermen's group speaks against a bill regarding a proposed lobster boat surveillance law during a hearing in Augusta on Monday.

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    Lobstermen surveillance hearing - Staff Photo by David Leaming | of | Share this photo

    Marine Resources Commissioner Patrick Keliher said during Monday's hearing that conflicts between lobstermen are increasing as some fish too many traps, set gear outside of their designated zones or use “sunken trawls” without buoys to evade detection.

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