Winter Weather May Affect Lobster Landings

Winter Weather May Affect Lobster Landings
Lobster feast at Kennebec Tavern. Photo/New England Boating

The Boston Business Journal reported on recent trends in the lobster industry, and writes that more lobster may be landed this winter due to cancellation of the Gulf of Maine shrimp season, because fishermen could turn their attention to catching crustaceans to make up for lost income in the shrimp fishery.

On the other hand, lobster catches can be greatly affected by winter temperatures, in that lobsters become dormant in very cold conditions. That prevents them from crawling into traps, and might keep lobster landings low.

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