Regulators Reject Lobster Restrictions In Gulf Of Maine Cod Spawning Areas

NEWPORT, R.I. – Federal regulators have voted not to restrict lobster fishing in cod spawning areas in the Gulf of Maine.

The New England Fishery Management Council was considering a proposal to prohibit lobster gear from those areas out of concern over unintentional cod by-catch.

At a meeting in Rhode Island, many lobstermen opposed that idea, arguing that the data being used to justify the motion was unreliable.

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