P.E.I. Lobster Fishermen Want Exemption From New Gear Rule Aimed at Protecting Whales

February 22, 2021 CBC News

Island lobster fishermen should be be exempt from using gear designed to break free in the event of a whale entanglement, according to the P.E.I. Fishermen’s Association (PEIFA).

Who Needs Flowers on Valentine’s Day When you Can Have a Maine ‘Lobster Tail Bouquet’?

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner which means couples from all over will be celebrating the romantic tradition. But this year, who wants flowers when you could have a Maine ‘Lobster Tail Bouquet’?

Maine Lobster Promotion Group Reports Good Results From Marketing Pivot

February 11, 2021 Laurie Schreiber, MaineBiz

After a quick marketing pivot to focus on home cooks and grocery store sales in 2020, the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative reported a surge in media impressions and website traffic compared with 2019.

Massachusetts Marine Fisheries Advisory Commission Bans Inshore Lobstering During Whale Migration

The Massachusetts Marine Fisheries Advisory Commission on Thursday approved additional protections for the endangered North Atlantic right whales, including a three-and-a-half month trap gear closure throughout state waters and mandated use of weaker buoy lines.

Peacemaker Files Bleak Assessment of N.S. Lobster Tensions

January 27, 2021 Paul Withers, CBC News

An envoy hired to defuse tensions between Indigenous and non-Indigenous commercial lobster fishermen in Nova Scotia has released a bleak interim report highlighting poor communication and a lack of trust between both sides.