01 June 2007

The 'tute made the PPH

here are a few bullets from the whole story, read it here. (it's about Maine, of course!)


-Within the Maine coast's 142 towns and 5,300 miles, there are 1,555 access points, from public boat landings to private fishing docks.

-Of these, 888 support commercial fishing activities. But more than half of these are privately owned and vulnerable to conversion to other uses.

-Only 81 of the 1,555 access points qualify as "prime working waterfront," and only 62 of these support commercial fishing.

-Only 446 of the 1,555 saltwater access points in 45 of Maine's 142 coastal towns are protected under some type of water-dependent use zoning.

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