Lobster In The News

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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Lobsters in the News February 25 – March 11

Lobstermen to get federal help to comply with whale rules Article by The Associated Press Photo by Robert F. Bukaty February 25 – March 11 March 11 Offshore wind is set to soar. Fishing groups want to pump the brakes. March 10 Maine lobster industry to receive $17 million in aid from federal government Video […]

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Graph of lobster landings and their value in 2021

Lobsters in the News February 11 – February 25

Higher prices boost 2021 Maine lobster landings to record $725 million Despite its record-breaking value, the haul was one of the smallest in the past decade. It was a huge jump in price that pushed the value over the top. By Hannah LaClaire, Portland Press Herald February 25 Maine eyes new controls for key bait […]

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Offshore wind deveOffshore Wind Development site 75 nautical miles from the coast

Lobsters in the News January 28 – February 11

Stakeholders Debate OSW Ban to 75 Nautical Miles off Maine Coast OSW Roadmap Working Group Still Considering Final Recommended DistanceArticle by Jennifer Delony, RTO Insider courtesy of Maine Governor’s Energy Office January 28 – February 11 February 11 N.S. lobster fisherman’s push to sell licences moves a step forward February 10 As major seafood watch […]

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Lobster boat at a wharf

Lobsters in the News January 15 – January 28

Lobster industry needs more time to meet new regulationsBy The Portland Press Herald Editorial Board Photo by Paul Bilodeau, Gloucester Daily Times January 15 – January 28 January 28 Weak rope in short supply as deadline for whale-friendly gear draws near Maine Lobster Festival seeks recipe submissions for 75th anniversary cookbook January 27 Lobster industry […]

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