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...]

Maine Lobstermen Have Slower Year Amid Industry Challenges

ROCKPORT, Maine (AP) — Fishermen of Maine lobster had a smaller haul during a year in which the industry battled surging fuel and bait prices, rebukes … [Read more...]

Feds: Vanishing Right Whale Must Remain On Endangered List

PORTLAND, ME (AP) — Federal officials say the fading North Atlantic right whale will remain protected under the Endangered Species Act and requires a … [Read more...]

Sustainability Group Pulls Maine Lobster Certification Over Whales

PORTLAND, ME (AP) - An international nonprofit organization that sets sustainability standards for commercial fishing management has suspended a … [Read more...]

Fishermen Must Be Heard About Whale Rules, Maine Gov. Says

PORTLAND, ME (AP) - Maine’s governor says the federal government is moving ahead too quickly with potential new restrictions on the lobster fishing … [Read more...]

Lobster Fishers Ask High Court to Stop Rules to Help Whales

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Members of the Maine lobster fishing industry are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block new fishing restrictions designed to … [Read more...]

Lobster Fishing Will Face Restrictions to Try to Save Whales

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — America’s lobster fishing industry will face a host of new harvesting restrictions amid a new push from the federal government … [Read more...]



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