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New England lobstermen have gone high tech by adding low-cost instruments to their lobster pots that record bottom temperature and provide data that could help improve ocean circulation models in the Gulf of Maine.
Officials in Canada's Prince Edward Island province are seeking government help with $25 million of frozen lobster the market isn't buying. Executive Director Olin Gregan of the Seafood Processors Association of P.E.I. told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.
By John Richardson Monhegan Island is known for creative inhabitants with famous names such as Hopper, Kent and Wyeth. These days, the island's lobstermen are attracting attention in their own right for creating what might be a promising future for Maine's premier fishery.
Scottish fishermen say they are finding unusual quantities of octopus and other warm-water creatures in their nets and lobster pots.
By FRASER, Bruce in Te Anau FIORDLAND rock lobsters and Fiordland fishermen are both thriving following the recovery of the species from a long decline. Fiordland Lobster Company chief executive officer Mike Schuck said that winter, the region's main fishing period, was going very well.
By Paul Davis; Journal Staff Writer Before he was old enough to drive, Andrew Cavanagh fished. As a boy, he held a flashlight on a dock at Sakonnet Point while his father, a lobsterman, tinkered with an oily engine.
Diane Cowan, 46, is a scientist who has made lobsters her life's calling. Every month for the past 15 years, she's counted and catalogued juveniles the hard way - by hand - as part of a census conducted by volunteers from Massachusetts to far eastern Maine.
Thousands of tiny 2-week-old lobsters were released into Maine waters during the weekend as part of an ongoing effort to keep the state's lobster populations strong.
The European Lobster (Homarus gammarus), is a large European clawed crustacean. The natural range of the European Lobster is the eastern Atlantic Ocean from Lofoten Islands in northwestern Norway to the Azores and Morocco. It is also found in the Mediterranean Sea west of Crete and in northwestern parts of the Black Sea. It is not found in the Baltic Sea. It is rarely found deeper than 165 feet, but can be found anywhere from the low tide mark to 500 feet, on hard substrates made of rock or...
The Small European Locust Lobster, Scyllarus arctus is a species of slipper lobster frequenting the water in the Mediterranean Sea and eastern Atlantic Ocean. Although it is an uncommon species in the British and Irish waters, various English-language vernacular names have been employed, including Lesser Slipper Lobster, and Broad Lobster. This species of lobster is found in eastern parts of the Atlantic Ocean, from Azores, Madeira and the Canary Islands as far north as the English...
Jasus lalandii, more commonly known as the Cape Rock Lobster or West Coast Rock Lobster, is a species of spiny lobster found in the waters off the coast of Southern Africa. Although it is unknown whom the name of this species is in honor of, there have been suggestions that it may be attributed to French astronomer JÃ©rÃ´me Lalande. Cape Rock Lobster are rocky bottom dwellers generally in shallow waters, but have been found in waters as deep as 150 feet. They range along the coast...
The Lagostino, Panulirus argus is a species of spiny lobster inhabiting the waters of the western Atlantic Ocean, from North Carolina down to eastern South America at depths from 100 to 300 feet. They dwell on reefs and in mangrove swamps, or habitats with some sort of cover. More familiar names for the species include Caribbean Spiny Lobster, Florida Spiny Lobster or West Indies Spiny Lobster. Shortened variations of the name could include Lagostino, Crawfish, Crayfish or Bug. The...
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