The Accidental Lobster Farmers

The last few years have been plentiful ones for Maine’s lobstermen. While New England’s other iconic fishery — cod — went belly-up, crustacean landings exploded to 125 million pounds in 2012 and 2013, five times the historic average and enough meat to give every American a lobster roll (with leftovers to spare). If anything, Maine’s biggest problem has been too many lobsters: The decapods were so abundant last year that prices crashed. Read the rest here 15:00

  • StripedBassHole

    There’s one thing that’s being overlooked, with the reduction of a SIGNIFICANT FRACTION of the Groundfish Fleet. Previously unfishable Bottom has opened up to the Lobster Fleet. Things will change after NOAA/NMFS puts that Fishery under the Microscope though.