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ROCKPORT, Maine

Maine governor creates task force to study green crab

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Governor Paul LePage has named a task force to study the impact of the invasive green crab in Maine. The Republican governor announced the new task force at the Maine Fishermen’s Forum in Rockport on Friday. LePage said the growth of the European crab in Maine over the last couple of years is threatening shellfish like the blue mussel and soft-shelled clam. He said the species is endangering ‘‘a vital segment of Maine’s fishing economy’’ and ‘‘Maine’s most famous dishes, including steamed clams and the fried clam dinner.’’

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