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2008-09-15 15:00:17

By GEORGE CHAPPELL; OF THE NEWS STAFF PORT CLYDE - More than 200 people turned out in the sunshine Saturday afternoon to celebrate the dedication of the restored and expanded historic Port Clyde wharf. Two open tents were set up on the new 30-by-130-foot concrete wharf jutting into the harbor of Port Clyde, a fishing village at the tip of the St. George peninsula. A sign spread across two pilings on the side of the wharf summed up the day with the inscription "Working Waterfront...

2008-08-24 00:00:25

By TERRY DURACK His FishWorks chain hit the rocks, but Mitch Tonks is back with a small-fry operation that's making a big splash "Six knots, no wash." The harbour-front sign may be directed at the river traffic, but it goes for everyone around here. Dartmouth is pure tootling territory. Or should that be pootling - I never can remember which is slower. Let's just say it's a place to mess about in boats, cast a line, sink a pint, tuck into a Devonshire tea, or just take a little nap under...

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2008-08-15 11:35:00

MBL scientist investigates role of environmental toxin in shell disease The search for what causes a debilitating shell disease affecting lobsters from Long Island Sound to Maine has led one Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) visiting scientist to suspect environmental alkyphenols, formed primarily by the breakdown of hard transparent plastics. Preliminary evidence from the lab of Hans Laufer suggests that certain concentrations of alkyphenols may be interfering with the ability of lobsters...

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....

2008-07-27 03:00:25

Scottish fishermen say they are finding unusual quantities of octopus and other warm-water creatures in their nets and lobster pots. Where once fishermen were lucky to see, let alone catch an octopus, now they are finding up to 300 a time as the creatures invade the creels in search of the same bait that is used to attract lobsters and crabs, Duncan MacInnes of the Western Isles Fisherman's Association told The Observer. MacInnes said that while the octopus are a commercial catch, they...

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....

2008-07-19 00:00:11

By Kevin Miller, Bangor Daily News, Maine Jul. 18--State health and fisheries officials are urging lobster eaters to avoid the green, gooey innards known as the tomalley due to risks of shellfish poisoning. Health officials have for years advised against eating the tomalley, the lobster liver regarded as a delicacy by some. The Maine Center for Disease Control reiterated its advisory Friday, however, after some lobster livers tested positive for high levels of toxins caused by large...

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2008-07-18 14:02:56

British scientists report that the area around Lundy Island off the coast of Devon has experienced a significant revival in its sea life due to five years without fishing.   Fishing is completely prohibited on the island's eastern coast, and is Britain's only "no-take" zone.  Conservationists would like to see more such protected areas, although the British government's Marine Bill only commits to more nebulous "marine conservation zones", leaving protection levels undefined....

2008-07-13 18:00:15

Lobstermen in Connecticut say they fear for their financial future because of declining lobster harvests brought on by warming water trends. Nick Crismale said he continues to fish for the profitable crustaceans, though their numbers have fallen dramatically as the temperature of area waters has risen, The Boston Globe reported Sunday. I've got 800 traps in the water and I've got another 1,200 to put in, Crismale said. I don't know why I'm putting them in, but I'm putting them in....

2008-07-07 09:00:32

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - July 7, 2008) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, hereby notifies the public that, on June 11, Judge Michel Dionne sentenced Bertrand Benard, of Fatima, to a $600 fine plus 90 days of community service for having fished lobster and rock crab without a licence and for possession of lobsters that were smaller than the legal size. Fisheries and Oceans Canada is mandated to protect and conserve marine resources and is ever alert for any poaching of...


Latest Lobster Reference Libraries

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2008-05-05 22:35:37

The Norway Lobster (Nephrops norvegicus), also called the Dublin Bay Prawn, Langoustine or Scampi, is found in the northeastern Atlantic Ocean and North Sea as far north as Iceland and northern Norway, and south to Portugal. It is not common in the Mediterranean except in the north Adriatic Sea. The Norway Lobster is a slim orange-pink lobster up to 9.5 inches long. The tail is muscular, and is frequently eaten, often under the name "scampi". Norway lobsters are solitary predators, feeding...

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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...

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2009-03-28 16:53:01

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 Jérôme 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...

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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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