Lobsters here clear of claw disease – “You might see one or two, but there are no alarms going off up here,”

gdt icon“Up around Gloucester, it’s much less, usually 1 percent or less of the lobsters landed,” Glenn said. “The highest we ever saw up there was 3.1 percent in 2003 and 2.2 percent in 2012.”That’s good news not only for Gloucester lobstermen, but for lobster lovers throughout the region.That’s because Gloucester, according to the Massachusetts Lobstermen’s Association, is home to more lobstermen (145) and more lobsters landed (2.27 million pounds in 2011) than any other of the Bay State’s 52 ports. more@GDT  03:50

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