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 Losing Hope For Lobster South Of Cape Cod
by David Abel, Boston Globe
Posted: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 5:42PM EST

In the colder waters off the coast of Maine, lobstermen have been hauling in record catches. But south of Cape Cod, where rising sea temperatures have contributed to the decimation of the lobster population, the industry has collapsed. In some areas, catches have plunged 90 percent below their peak in the late 1990s, leaving scant hope that a once-storied fishery can recover.


 How Newfoundland Is Grappling With The Return Of Cod Fishing
by Jessica Leeder, The Globe & Mail
Posted: Monday, December 4, 2017 at 5:14PM EST

A quarter-century after the waters off Newfoundland were fished clean of cod, the mighty fish is finally making its comeback. But scientists who monitor the fish say there are alarming signs that the stock, still classified as "critical," is already under too much pressure.


 P.E.I’s Spring Lobster Fishermen In Favor Of Size Increase
by The Journal Pioneer
Posted: Monday, December 4, 2017 at 5:14PM EST

The president of the Western Gulf Fishermen’s Association says he’s confident Prince Edward Island’s spring lobster fisheries will have a one-millimeter increase in the minimum carapace length in 2018.


 Loss Of Maine Shrimp Deprives Chefs, Clam Shacks Of A Delicacy
by Meredith Goad, Portland Press Herald
Posted: Monday, December 4, 2017 at 5:14PM EST

the Maine shrimp season has become a casualty of warming waters because of climate change and, consequently, strict regulations. On Wednesday, regional fisheries managers voted to extend a moratorium on shrimping in northern New England through the 2018 season, which traditionally runs between December and April. For the fifth year in a row, the sweet little morsels likely won’t appear on Maine restaurant menus.


 Maine Objects, But Regulators Vote To Keep Shrimp Fishery Closed For 2018
by Kevin Miller, Portland Press Herald
Posted: Friday, December 1, 2017 at 3:30PM EST

Regional fisheries managers voted Wednesday to keep Maine’s commercial shrimp fishery closed for another year amid assessments showing record-low numbers of shrimp in the Gulf of Maine.



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