Laws & Regulations

Click on the links below for laws and regulations for management of the lobster fishery for the location indicated.


The Lobster Institute urges all who venture onto the water — whether you are a lobsterman, making your living on the water by some other means, or simply boating for pleasure– to learn all you can about boating safety. Here are sites to check for information on boating safety:

U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Resource Center

Transport Canada Marine Safety

Staying Safe on the Water

Travel Resources: Boating Safety

Lightning Safety on the Water