Governor Mills Backs Maine Congressional Delegation Move to Block Funding to Monterey Bay Aquarium, Seafood Watch

October 5, 2022

Governor Janet Mills today announced that she fully supports a move by Maine’s Congressional Delegation to introduce legislation to block federal taxpayer funds from going to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch recently “Red Listed” Maine lobster, despite no scientific evidence that Maine’s lobster industry harms right whales.

“I fully support Senators Collins and King and Representatives Pingree and Golden in their effort to strip Federal funds from the Monterey Bay Aquarium,” said Governor Mills. “Monterey Bay is jeopardizing the livelihoods of thousands of Maine people and a cornerstone of Maine's economy with no good evidence. In fact, Monterey Bay has completely ignored sound science and facts and has proven that they are not worthy of Federal funding. There must be consequences for their recklessness and their disregard for an industry that is at the heart of our state and our country -- and this is a good step in that direction.”