Wahle speaks to AP about impact of changes in lobster regulations

The Associated Press interviewed Rick Wahle, director of the Lobster Institute and professor of marine sciences at the University of Maine, about the impact of the rules about the minimum and maximum sizes of lobsters potentially becoming stricter. Wahle said that changing the U.S. measurement standards gives lobsters more opportunity to reproduce, though the change would also have ramifications such as marketing consequences for the U.S.-Canada trade. Wahle added that more restrictive measurement guidelines “would be consistent with the precautionary approach to hedge bets against poor year classes.” The Bangor Daily News, The Hill, Spectrum News, NBC Boston, WABI-TV (Channel 5 in Bangor), Seafood Source and National Fisherman shared the AP report.