Pending Labor Day Ban On Harvesting Draws Grumbles From Long Island Sound Lobstermen

The moratorium is mean to boost a lobster population that has decreased 95 percent. Darling is one of the few. He said the Long Island Sound has never recovered from a massive 1999 fish die-off, fueled by pesticide runoff and waters that have warmed several degrees since the 1970s. Lobstermen have grumbled that the new Labor Day ban, meant to allow the lobster population to recover, comes at the height of harvesting season. At the same time, environmentalists claim there is a new threat to lobsters. Read the rest here 12:13

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