Lobster Catch Dips to Lowest Level Since 2009 as Fishers Grapple with Climate Change, Whale Rules

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — America's lobster fishing business dipped in catch while grappling with challenges including a changing ocean environment and … [Read more...]

Federal Court Sides with Lobster Fishers in Whale Protection Case

PORTLAND, ME (AP) - A federal appeals court has sided with commercial fishermen who say proposed restrictions aimed at saving a vanishing species of … [Read more...]

New Federal Program Targets Abandoned Crab, Lobster Traps

NORFOLK, VA (AP) - The U.S. government is launching a new program to combat the scourge of abandoned crab and lobster traps, which can dilute harvests … [Read more...]

Lobster Fishers Sue to Block Closure Meant to Aid Whales

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A group of Massachusetts lobster fishers has sued the federal government over an emergency closure of fishing grounds that is … [Read more...]

NOAA Testing Ropeless Lobster Fishing Gear

HYANNIS - Ropeless lobster fishing gear is being tested by federal officials off the coast of Massachusetts. NOAA's Northeast Fisheries Science … [Read more...]

Legal Sizes for Lobsters Could Change to Protect Population

PORTLAND, ME (AP) - The rules about the minimum and maximum sizes of lobsters that can be trapped off New England could soon become stricter, … [Read more...]

NOAA Extends Limit on Fishing to Protect Whales

HYANNIS - The federal government has extended a ban that prohibits lobster and crab fishing in certain areas off of the coast of Massachusetts in an … [Read more...]

Lawmakers Using Spending Bill To Delay Lobster Restrictions

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Maine's congressional delegation is using a federal spending bill to delay new lobster fishing restrictions aimed at helping … [Read more...]

Whole Foods Decision to Pull Lobster Divides Groups

PORTLAND, ME (AP) — Environmental groups are once again at odds with politicians and fishermen in New England in the wake of a decision by high-end … [Read more...]

Lobster Rules To Protect Whale Will Wait Until 2024

PORTLAND, ME (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that new lobster fishing restrictions designed to conserve rare whales will be delayed until 2024 to … [Read more...]

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