Regulators Want Better Data About Lobster Fishery
by The Associated Press
Posted: 2017-10-23 15:59:18 EST

PORTLAND, MAINE - Interstate fishing managers are starting a new push to get better data about the lobster fishery.

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's lobster board agreed this week to send proposed changes to management rules out for public comment. The commission says the new rules seek to improve reporting of lobster harvesting and biological data collection.

The commission says there are deficiencies in reporting requirements in the lobster fishery. It says these shortcomings were highlighted during recent protection efforts, such as the preservation of deep sea corals and the creation of a national marine monument in the Atlantic.

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