Category Archive: Lobster

Mixed messages in “2014 Update to American Lobster Settlement Index”

The following is this year’s “Update 2014 to the American Lobster Settlement Index,” prepared and presented here by Rick Wahle and his colleagues at the Read the rest

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Maine’s 2014 lobster fishery breaks records again

Big landings, huge value, and improved boat price

HALLOWELL, ME – While it may not have come as a surprise, the timely announcement of record-breaking … Read the rest

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Maine Lobster Dealers’ Association charts new direction

SCARBOROUGH, ME – After nearly 30 years representing buyers, sellers, and processors of Maine lobster, the Maine Import/Export Lobster Dealers’ Association (MIELDA), has seen some … Read the rest

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Lobstermen still able to fish traps in groundfish closed areas

NEWPORT, RI – New and very severe measures to protect Gulf of Maine cod under Framework Adjustment 53 to the groundfish plan will not apply … Read the rest

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LMR – Lobster supply increases; prices hold steady

The October lobster market combined dramatically improved catches with many Maine fishermen saying they were now on par with their 2013 numbers, pleasing prices, and … Read the rest

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Massachusetts requests exemptions from new vertical line rule to protect whales

BOSTON, MA – Concerns for the safety and economic health of its fishermen have prompted the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) to file a … Read the rest

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LMR – Stepped up processor demand drives lobster price

The September lobster market was crazy busy, frustrating, and at the same time just so-so.

Canadian and US processors were crazy busy bidding on and … Read the rest

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Lobster stock ‘indicators’ provide preview

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Scientists conducting the 2014 “benchmark” stock assessment for American lobsters have given the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) a “preview” of … Read the rest

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Vertical line rule: MA lobstermen lose big

LMAS-MC

GLOUCESTER, MA – The latest adjustment to the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan (ALWTRP), published by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) on June … Read the rest

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LMR – Late July start for shedders; price holds

The July lobster market changed markedly from that of the overabundance of Canadian product in June.  A number of Canadian fishing seasons closed and two … Read the rest

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