Lobster In The News

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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Two men standing the wheelhouse of a lobster boat

Lobsters in the News January 1 – January 15

Lobstermen want to follow science to protect environment, iconic industryBy Virginia Olsen, Special to the Portland Press Herald Photo by Brianna Soukup January 1 – January 15 January 15 Public Hearing Regarding American Lobster and Jonah Crab Fisheries to be held on Wednesday, January 19 A ping per minute could help regulators track lobster fishing in […]

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A sternman stacks lobster traps on the stern of a lobster boat tied up to a wharf

Lobsters in the News December 18 – January 1

Maine granted intervenor status in lawsuit challenging federal lobster regulationsBy Katherine Revello, photo courtesy of Maine Wire December 18 – January 1 December 30 A judge gives Maine ‘intervenor’ status in lawsuit over federal lobstering restrictions Maine will be allowed to make its case in federal lawsuit over lobstering restrictions Dealers hustle to meet demand for […]

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Lobster boat at wharf

Lobsters in the News December 4- December 18

Read the full series: The Lobster Trap Reporters: Penelope Overton, Jenna Russell, David Abel Photographers: Jessica Rinaldi and Brianna Soukup Editors: Brendan McCarthy, Scott Allen, Mark Morrow, Steve Greenlee Design: Ryan Huddle, Yiqing Shao, Leah Becerra, Matt Fulton Development: Daigo Fujiwara, John Hancock, Vince Dixon, Todd Dukart Graphics: John Hancock and Vince Dixon Photo editors: William Greene, Michele McDonald, Leanne Burden Seidel […]

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Lobster claw and gavel

Lobsters in the News November 13 – December 4

Maine’s lobster industry is in a fight for its survival By Patrice McCarron, Executive Director of the Maine Lobstermen’s Association Image courtesy of Bangor Daily News November 13 – December 3 December 4 Maine’s lobster industry is in a fight for its survival December 3 US Supreme Court denies Maine lobster fishers’ request to stop […]

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Map showinMap showing red area indicating a “severely hypoxic” zone in Massachusetts that killed a large number of lobsters in 2019

Lobsters in the News October 30 – November 13

2 years ago, lobsters started dying in traps. Now scientists think they know why by Barbara Moran Water quality samples (marked by circles) taken by the Division of Marine Fisheries and the Center for Coastal Studies in 2019. The red area indicates a “severely hypoxic” zone. Normal dissolved oxygen (DO) is around 8-10 milligrams per […]

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Lobser wearing a device on is carapace (back) that monitors is stress levels as it moves through the supply chain, from ocean to lobster pound.

Lobsters in the News October 16 – October 30

October 29 Maine researchers received more than $660,000 to study American lobster Sipenke’katik fisherman’s protest dumping of lobster ‘not acceptable’ chief says New research may be key to unlocking lobsters’ age October 28 Backpack trackers are being used on Maine lobsters to better understand how they live October 27 Maine Senate Declines to Make Lobster […]

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