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The Maine Float-Rope Co / Down East Doormats

The Maine Float-Rope Co / Down East Doormats The Maine Float-Rope Co / Down East Doormats
980 Dutch Neck Road
Waldoboro ME 04572
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Phone: (207) 832-0600


The Maine Float-Rope Co. is promoting a history of helping. We help save whales and other marine life, provide financial assistance to Maine lobstermen, and protect the environment.


Three Difficult Problems — Float-rope is used by lobstermen to tether multiple traps together on the ocean floor. The problem with float-rope is that it can entangle whales, which sometimes leads to their injury or death. Now, Maine lobstermen are required to replace float-rope with sink-rope. Finally, without an appropriate recycling outlet, hundreds of thousands of pounds of this turned-in float-rope could end up in Maine landfills.

One Bright Idea — With government funds, the Gulf of Maine Lobster Foundation purchases turned-in float-rope from Maine lobstermen. Then our company collects and recycles the rope and turns it into terrific, colorful and virtually indestructible doormats. It’s a win-win – a safer habitat for whales, some financial relief for the lobstermen, and a cleaner environment.


The Maine Float-Rope Company gives a percent of its profits to organizations and

projects that help protect the Northern Right Whale, support Maine lobstermen and implement environmentally sound practices in the Gulf of Maine.



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Date added: 19.7.2012  
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