Read as much as you want on, anywhere and anytime, for just 99¢.


Harpswell woman’s bid to keep exotic fish denied

Continue reading below

Maine’s highest court has ruled that a Harpswell woman does not have the right to keep exotic fish at her home. The Supreme Judicial Court backed a lower court ruling and said this week that state wildlife officials were correct in denying Georgette Curran a permit to keep koi. Maine considers the fish, which is native to Japan, an invasive species. Curran, 66, had a permit that expired in April 2012, then got a restricted permit in July 2012 while her legal challenge was pending. The court did not specify what Curran should do with her fish or give her a deadline for getting rid of them, but she has vowed to keep them.

Loading comments...
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of