LI Sound Lobstermen Weigh Fishery Options

Lobster boat pulling traps in Long Island Sound. Photo USGS.

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TheDay.com: Shutting down the lobster season for a few months of the year would be the fairest way to reduce the lobster harvest in Long Island Sound by 10 percent, local lobstermen told state officials Thursday.

“Either close it in June or close it in September and October, because that way it would affect everybody the same way,” Challen Young of Waterford said during a hearing on the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries‘ Commission’s proposal. “The closed season is the way to go.”

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