DFO tracking project has tagged 3,000 lobsters over multiple N.S. fishing areas

Department of Fisheries and Oceans is hoping Nova Scotia lobster fishermen can be persuaded to throw back some of their catch this spring. Specifically, any lobsters decorated with a blue ribbon. The ribbons are part of a large-scale tagging project launched last summer that aims to track movement patterns amid changing ocean conditions. While previous tagging studies have focused on smaller areas, this one covers a large stretch of Nova Scotia’s Atlantic coast, from the northern tip of Cape Breton to an area around Halifax, said Ben Zisserson, a lobster biologist with DFO. >click to read< 07:48

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