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Lobstermen prepare for 3-month Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan fishing ban

100_1271Come January, lobsterman Scott Leddin typically starts pulling some of his 800 traps out of the water to let them dry out and to make repairs. Leddin, who fishes year-round, rotates the traps and always has a couple of hundred in the water. He won’t be doing that this winter, though. Although regulators have delayed closing much of the state’s coast to lobster fishing until February, unpredictable weather has some lobstermen like Leddin pulling their traps ahead of schedule. Read the rest here 14:53