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Patrick Keliher

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Marine Resources Commissioner

Local Address: Freeport, Maine, United States
 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Director
    Bureau of Sea Run Fisheries and Habitat
198 Total References
Web References
AUGUSTA - Department of Marine Resources ...
www.ellsworthamerican.com, 16 April 2015 [cached]
AUGUSTA - Department of Marine Resources Commissioner Patrick Keliher has revoked all the commercial fishing licenses held by Lucas Lemoine, a 33-year-old scallop fisherman from Swans Island charged earlier this year with multiple violations of marine resources laws, as a result of a history of violations that goes back almost two decades.
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However, these were the latest in a long list of violations he committed," Keliher said.
Marine Resources Commissioner ...
www.ellsworthamerican.com, 3 April 2015 [cached]
Marine Resources Commissioner Patrick Keliher led off the testimony against the bill. "While the Department (of Marine Resources) is interested in discussing any additional conservation measures that would assist in further rebuilding this resource, we are very concerned that opening up the fishery to all past participants, as the bill proposes, would jeopardize the delicate balance the Department has been able to achieve between the rebuilding goals, and allowing a limited fishery," he said. "In order to accommodate additional participation in the fishery from the latent fleet or new potential harvesters, other conservation measures and reductions would be required, beyond reducing the drag size and daily limit."
Keliher said that the bill would not improve the outlook for younger fishermen hoping to get into the fishery, since it limits entry to previous license holders.
DMR also opposed the drag size limit, Keliher said. "The current use of more restrictive drag sizes is generally the result of past attempts to exclude a section of the fleet that does not have a smaller drag in their possession."
He said DMR scientists have searched scientific literature for information on how various drag sizes affect the bottom, and found little research has been done. Harvesters with large boats said they think they disturb the bottom less with their large drags. One compared the difference to using a backhoe: "if you want to dig a deep hole, you use the narrow side. If you want to skim, you use the wide side," he said.
Many of those who testified expressed support for making regulatory changes through the DMR's regulatory authority and the Scallop Advisory Council rather than through legislation. The next meeting of that group is set for April 16, 6 p.m. at Jeff's Catering in Brewer. "Much of what has been discussed here will be on the agenda," Keliher said.
The Maine Natural Resource Conservation Program :: About
mnrcp.org, 17 Feb 2015 [cached]
Patrick Keliher, Maine Dept. of Marine Resources
Meet the Board of Directors
www.lobsterfrommaine.com, 25 July 2014 [cached]
Front: row: Paul Paradis; Karan Cushman; Emily Lane; Hugh Reynolds - Back row: Luke Holden; Pat Keliher; Peter Miller; Vaughn Stinson; Frank Gotwals; Brian Whitney
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Patrick Keliher | Augusta | Commissioner, Maine Dept. of Marine Resources
Patrick Keliher has served as Commissioner of the Maine Department of Marine Resources since 2012, having previously served as Acting Commissioner since 2011. During his tenure at the Department Keliher has worked hard to reach out to the Department’s many and varied constituents to ensure an opportunity for broad input and feedback around Maine’s marine resources issues.
CCA Maine | The Maine chapter of The Coastal Conservation Association
cca-maine.org, 29 Nov 2012 [cached]
DMR Commissioner, Patrick Keliher, will be our guest speaker and there will be lots of fantastic auction items and raf?es!
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