Warm Winter Sparks Concern Among Lobstermen

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

Portland Press Herald: For those in the lobster industry, any sign of a return to the conditions of 2012 is cause for high anxiety.

Researchers say the industry needs to be prepared for that possibility because warming trends are laying the groundwork for a potential repeat of the disastrous season of four years ago.

“We learned a hard lesson in 2012,” said Patrice McCarron, executive director of the Maine Lobstermen’s Association.

Read more about how a warm winter may affect lobster prices in 2016.