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Lobster Institute


The fisheries for Homarus americanus (or the North Atlantic Lobster) in both Canada and the United States, abide by well-planned, rigorous management practices that help ensure a sustainable lobster resource. Learn how the fishery is managed for sustainability


Lobster Fishery Sustainability Code of Conduct

The American lobster (Homarus americanus) is managed for sustainability by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission in the U.S. and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in Canada.


You can also view a video of a trip out on a lobster boat, and see lobster conservation measures in action.