Hearing Set for Southern New England Lobster Plan

BUZZARDS BAY – Interstate fishing managers will hold a public hearing Thursday night in Buzzards Bay on a plan to try and save Southern New England Lobsters.

The stock has dwindled as water temperatures have warmed, leading the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to develop a number of proposals to improve the fishery’s health.

The plan includes changing the legal harvesting size limit, reducing the number of traps allowed in the water and implementing new seasonal closures.

A public hearing on the matter begins at 6 p.m. at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

Content from the Associated Press was used in this report.

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