LI Sound Lobstermen Blame Pesticides for Shutdown
November 15, 2013
Westfaironline.com has an interesting article detailing the fate of Long Island Sound lobster fishermen, who blame the recent decline and shutdown of the fishery on pesticides used to kill mosquitoes in Connecticut.
The chemicals methoprene and resmethrin, now banned, have been shown to compromise a lobster’s immune system, leaving them vulnerable to disease. This, say the lobstermen interviewed in the story, is the reason behind the die-off of lobsters.
Read more about the die-off of Long Island Sound lobsters.