Category Archive: Lobster

CFRF whelk, scallop, lobster projects reveal surprises, climate change effects

SOUTH KINGSTON, RI – Fishermen got some surprising news about channeled whelk and engaged in a lively Q&A over Southern New England lobster nursery survey results during a shellfish research session hosted by the Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation (CFRF) on Nov. 7. Biologists from the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) also presented findings from …

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Bullard highlights value of scallops – lobsters – New Bedford to Northeast

HYANNIS, MA – John Bullard, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Northeast regional administrator, took a few minutes during the New England Fishery Management Council’s Sept. 24-26 meeting here to highlight the important contributions to the region’s economy of the scallop and lobster fisheries, as well as the surprising growth of aquaculture. Bullard distributed a handout …

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Connecticut pesticide ban a victory for Long Island Sound lobstermen

DARIEN, CT – Late in June, 14 years after a major lobster die-off in Long Island Sound, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy signed into law a bill banning the use of the pesticides methoprene and resmethrin in coastal areas due to their toxicity to fish, lobsters, and other aquatic invertebrates.  The ban went into effect on …

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Licensing agreement enables dealers to sell MSC-certified Maine lobster

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RICHMOND, ME – The Fund for the Advancement of Sustainable Lobster, the industry group that pursued and obtained Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for Maine lobster earlier this year, is now offering all dealers and processors in the state the opportunity to display the MSC ecolabel on their Maine lobster products. Under the MSC certification …

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Lobsters – Prices, data, collaborative

Processor demand pushes boat price increase  Twelve days before Labor Day lobster catches in certain parts of the coast had dropped off.  Processors in the US and Canada needed product.  The result:  the boat price jumped 10 cents/lb for new shells.  At ports where the catch had dropped off earlier, the price had risen earlier; …

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Lobster Market Report – August 2013

Shedders dominate, price drops on spotty catches The July lobster market reflected the arrival of shedders as the dominant grade of lobster.  This year, though, the shedders did so in a spotty, patchy way rather than in an overwhelming glut, as they did last year.  In fact, some dealers thought this year’s shedder volume was …

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Lobster Market Report – July 2013

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Canadian catches swamp market; prices suffer “There are too many lobsters being caught,” a Boston dealer said of the June lobster market.  “It happens every spring.” A Massachusetts exporter agreed, saying of Canadian landings, “It is a glut and it is increasing.” A Maine buyer said Cape Breton, the Magdalene Islands, Newfoundland, Eastern Nova Scotia, …

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2012 lobster settlement numbers down throughout the Northeast

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by Rick Wahle  WALPOLE, ME – In a year that might be remembered as one that brought climate change home to many in the lobster industry, the 2012 ocean heat wave that broke all records and triggered an early shedder season did not seem to have a corresponding positive effect on lobster settlement. While lobster …

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LOBSTERS – Early shedders, Can/US talk price, Union rumblings

IAM seeks to form lobstermen’s union in Maine – – DEER ISLE, ME – The International Association of Machinists (IAM) and Aerospace Workers is actively talking with Maine lobstermen about forming a union to represent their interests… – more – Early shedders, wind dominate lobster talk Two subjects dominated reports in calls for this month’s …

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Fishermen, scientists expand search for young-of-year SNE lobsters

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NARRAGANSETT, RI – Twenty one years after the first suction survey sampling in Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay of post-larval lobster settlers, known as young-of-year (YOY), Rick Wahle returned in 2011 and 2012 to resample the bay’s Southern New England nursery grounds. Despite including additional sites recommended by industry, the results were disappointing. “It was rather …

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