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Connecticut: Crustaceous canary? Prevailing lack of confidence that this sacrifice will do much of anything

lob_thumbThe state’s lobstermen seem to be stoically and inexorably accepting the first-ever ban on lobster gathering in Long Island Sound. What is most distressing, however, is the prevailing lack of confidence that this sacrifice will do much of anything to restore the struggling fishery.,,  A third theory is that lobsters are suffering because other species are flourishing. Striped bass, scup and other predatory fish like to make a meal of young lobsters. [email protected]  07:43

Connecticut lobstermen are preparing for the start Sunday of the Long Island Sound fishery’s first-ever seasonal closure

Theiller, vice president of the Connecticut Lobstermen’s Association, and Stonington lobsterman Michael Grimshaw, president of the Southern New England Fishermen & Lobstermen’s Association, both said they understand that the closure is an attempt to help the Sound’s depleted lobster populations rebuild. They’re just not sure it will make any difference. [email protected]  07:11