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NY Legislator Schneiderman Introduces Bill to Restrict Pesticide Methoprene in Estuaries

The lobster population in the Long Island Sound has decreased dramatically over the last decade, corresponding with the introduction of new pesticides such as Methoprene, into waters along the Long Island Sound.,,”emerging science is showing Methoprene poses a significant risk to commercial fisheries such as lobsters and crabs,” Connecticut previously passed legislation in March, 2013 banning Methoprene. Maine is the only East Coast fishery where Methoprene has been banned for an extended period. press release here