National Marine Fisheries Service to tighten rope rules for lobster fishermen

BDNIn 2009, federal regulators set their sights on groundlines that linked lobster traps on the ocean bottom. In 2014, it’s the vertical lines lobstermen use to connect their traps to surface buoys that federal officials say need to be more tightly regulated in order to protect whales from entanglements. Read [email protected]  12:15