Court denies motion, rockweed still private property


by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

A legal attempt to define rockweed as a marine organism held in the public trust failed last week when the Maine Supreme Court issued a denial on Friday, April 26.

Acadian Seaplants, defendants in a three-year lawsuit originally filed in Machias, filed the Motion of Reconsideration on March 28 after the seven-justice Court declared rockweed to be a privately owned resource.

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