Lobstermen’s Exclusion from New Cod Regs Draws Fire

Lobstermen’s Exclusion from New Cod Regs Draws Fire

Portland Press Herald: Emergency restrictions aimed at protecting plummeting cod stocks, set to go into effect Thursday [Nov. 13] in the Gulf of Maine, have some fishermen complaining that one group that routinely kills cod won’t be affected by the new rules—the region’s lobstermen.

In 2008, the year for which the most recent data are available, an estimated 177,000 codfish were captured in lobster traps in state waters off Maine.

Read more about the complaints by some fishermen that new cod restrictions won’t affect lobstermen.