Lobster In The News

Jim Acheson with Jim Wilson

Lobsters in the News July 15 – July 29

July 15 – July 29 July 29 A Tribute to Jim Acheson Researchers study temperature impacts on lobster larvae ‘Lobster Lady,’ 102, to be grand marshal for 2022 Lobster Festival Parade Local organization set to help fish harvesters switch to whalesafe gear Officials: 2 dead on first day of lobster mini-season (Key West) Landings MLA Newsletter, August 2022 More changes could be coming […]

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Scientist with rover on boat

Lobsters in the News July 1 – July 15

July 1 – July 15 July 15 Court ruling again highlights need for better data about how lobster fishing impacts right whales Maine lobster industry braces for tough season after back-to-back legal losses July 14 Appeals court reaffirms seasonal ban on lobstering in effort to protect right whales Maine lobstermen disappointed by court decision to reinstate ban on fishing gear Governor Mills […]

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Lobster trap being pulled aboard with sternman prepping second trap to reset

Lobsters in the News June 17 – July 1

June 17 – July 1 July 1 LISTEN: MLA president Kristan Porter discusses why accurate data and research is critical to the future of our lobstering industry. Casco Bay Concert to Benefit Maine Lobstermen Maine lobster industry to receive nearly $14 million in federal aid June 30 Lobster Season (Belize) opens on Friday, July 1; standing regulations remain in place […]

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Lobster sitting on top of a trap at the bottom of the ocean

Lobsters in the News June 3 – June 17

June 3 – June 17 June 17 Climate change has nearly killed off Maine’s lobster pounds Lobsterman Is Optimistic for Another Strong Season June 16 Maine Lobster Season Canadian live lobster industry warned to expect new Chinese customs measures June 14 The future of Maine’s lobster industry June 13 DFO announces two fines for illegal sale of N.S. First Nations lobster in N.B. Get your […]

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Lobsters in the News May 20 – June 3

May 6 – May 20 Lobstermen Frustrated By New Gear Regulation Requirements Article by Melissa Waterman Maine Lobstermen‘s Association News Image courtesy of M. Philbrook June 2 UMaine and lobster industry team up on innovative collaboration to map Maine’s fishing effort Lobster prices remain low as fuel and bait cost soar ‘Ropeless’ lobster gear could be put to test in area closed to […]

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Lobsters in the News May 6 – May 20

May 6 – May 20 ASMFC Recommends Changes To Lobster Plan To Protect Spawning Stock Article by Melissa Waterman Maine Lobstermen‘s Association News Image courtesy of Maine Department of Marine Resources May 19 Letter: Lobstermen need to be part of whale solution Seeding the sea: Lobstermen deploy traps after whale ban ends Fishers hold River Tees protest over mass crab and lobster deaths How Atlantic […]

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Lobsters in the News April 22 – May 6

April 22 – May 6 Maine lobstermen fear disaster as new gear regulations take effect  Article by Jordan Andrews, Portland Press Herald Graphic by Jake Laws, Maine Department of Marine Resources New lobster rules to Protect whales “Starting Sunday (May 1), Maine Lobstermen must use a new gear marking scheme, more traps per line, and weak links or ropes in various […]

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Lobsters in the News April 8 – April 22

NOAA delays enforcement of new lobster gear rules aimed at protecting right whales Article by Jordan Andrews, Portland Press Herald Photo by Robert F. Buklaty April 8 – April 22 April 22 Prior to May 1 deadline, NOAA acknowledges shortage of gear to protect right whales China’s lockdown restrictions again hit (New Zealand) lobster industry hard Maine farm […]

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Lobsters in the News March 25 – April 8

Are the whales leaving? Gulf of Maine research raises questions about new lobstering rules Article by Jordan Andrews, Portland Press Herald Photo by Shawn Patrick Ouellette March 25 – April 8 April 8 The Feasibility of Electrifying Maine’s  Lobster Fleet  Register for: What we learned about electrifying lobster boats (and what we want to know next) with […]

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Lobsters in the News March 11 – March 25

Lobstermen’s group stresses connection to Maine tourism as new regulations approach Article by Jordan Andrews, Portland Press Herald Photo courtesy of Robinson’s Wharf March 11 – March 25 March 25 Regulators say new whale-protection rules for Maine’s lobster fleet are on the horizon March 24 $30 million relief fund for lobstermen gets initial nod in […]

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