New Regulations Rankle Lobstermen

Whale-Safe Lobster Buoys Rules Upset Lobstermen
Photo / New England Boating: Tom Richardson

CapeCodOnline.com: Outer [Cape Cod] lobster fishermen say that new federal regulations protecting whales don’t just threaten their livelihood, they threaten their lives.

But supporters of the new rules say it’s time to cut back on the nearly half-million lobster pot and fishing gear lines that entangle whales at twice the rate allowed under federal laws enacted nearly 20 years ago.

Read more about new regulations for lobstermen.