Animal Outlook, a national animal rights organization based in the United States, is suing the state of Maine over neglect in fish farming. The group alleges that the state has failed to sufficiently protect fish raised in aquaculture facilities and that it does not have proper systems in place to monitor large-scale fish farms. The lawsuit, filed on February 22nd, challenges the state’s decision to reject a citizen petition with 152 signatures from registered Maine voters calling on the agriculture department to adopt new rules and regulations surrounding fish raised by commercial companies. In the lawsuit, Animal Outlook also accuses the state of refusing to set standards for aquaculture facilities, and for failing to enforce existing animal cruelty laws and properly investigate the facilities.