17 This bill provides one-time appropriations to support the State's lobster industry by
18 reimbursing a statewide association of individuals engaged in commercial lobster fishing
19 and the labor union representing individuals engaged in commercial lobster fishing in the
20 State for legal costs incurred and paid in legal proceedings involving the regulations of the
21 United States Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric
22 Administration implementing the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan.