Latest American lobster Stories

2009-03-10 09:21:01

Lobstermen Collaborate with NOAA Lab and Marine Science Students 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. Environmental Monitors on Lobster Traps, or eMOLT, is a partnership involving NOAA, the Maine, Massachusetts, Downeast and Atlantic Offshore Lobstermen's Associations, the Gulf of Maine Lobster Foundation, and the...

2008-10-06 12:00:22

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. Early Wednesday, 12 islanders - 10 men and 2 women - steamed out of Monhegan's quiet harbor to set their traps and begin a new nine- month fishing season. Trap Day, as it is known, is an honored tradition here and...

2008-08-01 15:00:35

Maine is again on the national media map and not just because President Bush is visiting the family's vacation home. CBS' "The Early Show" will broadcast live from the Maine Lobster Festival from 7 to 9 a.m. today at Harbor Park. Weather reporter Dave Price will show the festival to the country and CBS is encouraging people to stop by, bring a sign if they want, and show everyone what small-town fun is all about. (c) 2008 Bangor Daily News. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning....

2008-07-21 15:00:13

By KEVIN MILLER; OF THE NEWS STAFF State health officials are urging lobster eaters to avoid the greenish innards known as the tomalley because of risks of shellfish poisoning. Health officials for years have advised against eating the tomalley, the lobster liver some regard as a delicacy. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reiterated its advisory Friday, however, after some lobster livers tested positive for high levels of toxins caused by large blooms of red tide algae....

2007-10-10 18:00:21

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. When he turned 15, he borrowed $8,500 from his mother and sister to buy a motor and gear for his 22-foot skiff. He knew fishing wouldn't be easy. For 30 years his father, Robert, had shouldered raw gales and rough seas to catch lobsters along the jagged floor of the...

2007-07-10 19:59:20

STONINGTON, Maine (AP) - 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. Working with local lobstermen, staff from a Stonington lobster hatchery released an estimated 10,000 to 12,000 of the half-inch-long lobsters at two sites off of Vinalhaven on Sunday. Another 17,000 juvenile lobsters were released in June. This is the second year the Zone C Lobster Hatchery has released...

2005-02-17 13:30:00

NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) -- A disease that rots lobsters' shells and can kill the crustaceans now affects 30 percent of lobsters along the New England coast, decimating the industry in many areas, scientists said Wednesday. The disease's cause and how it spreads remain a mystery, though theories are emerging and the scientists said they will seek state and federal money for further studies. The disease does not taint the lobsters' meat, but makes the shells too unsightly to serve whole. It...

Latest American lobster Reference Libraries

2008-05-05 22:31:03

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...

2013-09-05 00:00:00

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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