Fishermen face another quota cut, could hit lobster prices

U.S. 05/25/19, 10:15

Fishermen already dealing with a dramatic reduction in the amount of a key bait fish they are allowed to harvest will likely face an additional cut next year that could drive up the price of lobster for consumers.Regulators on the East Coast are contending with a drop in the population ...

A daunting task begins: Reducing lobster gear to save whales

Business 04/29/19, 15:28

Fishing managers on the East Coast began the daunting process Monday of implementing new restrictions on lobster fishing that are designed to protect a vanishing species of whale.A team organized by the federal government recommended last week that the number of vertical trap lines in the water be reduced by ...

Bait crisis could take the steam out of lobster this summer

Business 03/31/19, 10:41

The boom times for the U.S. lobster industry are imperiled this year because of a shortage of a little fish that has been luring the crustaceans into traps for hundreds of years.Members of the lobster business fear a looming bait crisis could disrupt the industry during a time when lobsters ...

Mother says it’s a miracle her son survived shark attack

U.S. 10/01/18, 20:40

The mother of a 13-year-old boy who suffered a large shark bite while lobster fishing in California said Monday that it's a miracle her son survived.Keane Webre-Hayes ate a cup of noodles and a doughnut and is talking and alert, said his mother, Ellie Hayes. He is eager to resume ...

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