Lobstermen mull changes – Alterations to season, new work week for crews among association’s plans

YARMOUTH — A grassroots organization for lobster fishermen has a new president and a new plan. The lobster fishery “is the backbone of the economy of our area,” John Crandall Nickerson, the newly elected president of the 1688 Professional Lobster Fishermen Association, said Thursday. He takes up the post from founder James Mood, who got the organization going in 2012, when lobster prices were so low the group called for captains to tie up their boats and demand a better wage. continued

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