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An unsure future is spurring some Maine lobstermen to promote their boats

Jake Smith has been lobstering in Maine since he was 11. Fishing the waters off Blue Hill, he is run his personal boat since 2011 and rebuilt it twice.

However now, Smith, who lives in Surry and turns 31 in December, is fishing for one thing else: somebody to purchase the vessel off him.

Going through the prospect of stricter laws that many worry may choke the state’s largest fishery — plus excessive gas prices and backside of the barrel lobster costs this season — Smith is certainly one of a rising variety of Maine lobstermen who’re questioning if now’s the time to get out of the enterprise.

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