The Connecticut lobster industry is facing hard times as lobsters in Long Island Sound are dying at an unprecedented rate, and steps to reverse the trend may be too late, according to an article on TheDay.com.
This fall, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection will close the lobster fishery in the state for 3 months. The closure is the state’s answer to a federal mandate to reduce lobster harvest by 10% a year.
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Tom Richardson is the director and host of New England Boating. Before that he served as the editor of Northeast Boating from 2005 to 2009, and as managing editor of Salt Water Sportsman magazine from 1995 to 2004. He lives, boats and fishes in southeastern Massachusetts with his wife and three kids.