PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A surge in the catch of a small species of fish called menhaden off the Maine coast has helped stabilize a bait crunch that's plagued the state's lobster industry for several years.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Lobster fishermen off the Maine coast must begin to remove gear from a new protected area intended to help whales, the federal government said.
New rules make an approximately 950-square-mile area of the Gulf of Maine essentially off limits to lobster fishing from October to January.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A U.S. appeals court has reinstated a ban on lobster harvesting in hundreds of miles of productive fishing waters off the Maine coast to try to protect rare whales.
The Maine Lobstering Union had won emergency relief to stop the closure of lobstering grounds, which federal regulators ruled was needed to help protect endangered North Atlantic right whales from extinction.
ORONO, Maine (AP) — Maine's flagship university is getting about $400,000 to expand its long-standing research focusing on baby lobsters.
University of Maine scientists, including marine researcher Richard Wahle, have studied larval lobsters for years.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal fishing regulators said Monday that lobster and crab fishermen can continue to fish until further notice in an area off the coast of Maine that had been slated for restriction from their gear.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine Lobstering Union has won emergency relief to stop the closure of productive lobster water off the coast of Maine that regulators said is needed to help protect endangered North Atlantic right whales from extinction.
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong and mainland authorities have seized about $540,000 worth of smuggled Australian lobsters believed to be bound for the mainland, after China restricted imports of the crustacean amid escalating tensions with Australia.
BELFAST, Maine (AP) — A Belfast soup kitchen had a tuna weighing 600 pounds (270 kilograms) donated for its meals last week by a lobster fishing crew that netted the fish.
The crewmembers from J & J Lobster were catching bait near the coast when the massive bluefin tuna hit their net, the Bangor Daily News reported.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's governor is intervening in a federal lawsuit that concerns the future of right whale protections and lobster fishing off New England.
The lawsuit was filed by conservation group Center for Biological Diversity against the federal government and it makes the case that federal management of the lobster fishing industry violates federal law because it can harm the rare whales.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A lobster fishing group based in Maine filed a lawsuit against the federal government on Monday charging new rules designed to protect whales are not based on the best available science.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine will continue pressuring the federal government with the message that an endangered species of whale faces numerous threats that have nothing to do with Maine’s lobster fishing industry, the head of the state's fisheries department said Tuesday.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — America's lobster fishing industry will face a host of new harvesting restrictions amid a new push from the federal government to try to save a vanishing species of whale.
The new rules, which have loomed over the profitable lobster industry for years and were announced Tuesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, are designed to protect the North Atlantic right whale.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal ocean regulators are considering new rules to protect endangered North Atlantic right whales from fishing gear.
The whales number only about 360 and are vulnerable to entanglement in the gear.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — America's lobster fishing businesses could be subjected to electronic tracking requirements to try to protect vulnerable right whales and get a better idea of the population of the valuable crustaceans.
ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) — One diver died and another man was injured in separate incidents as Florida's lobster miniseason opened Wednesday, authorities said.
The Monroe County Sheriff's Office tweeted that the diver died early Wednesday while preparing to harvest spiny lobsters off the Florida Keys.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Proposed rules designed to protect a declining species of whale have arrived at the White House for review.
The federal government is working on rules designed to reduce risk to North Atlantic right whales.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The profitable U.S. lobster fishery will soon have to contend with new rules designed to protect an endangered species of whale, and that could necessitate major changes for people in the industry.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is using remote video cameras, and hopes to step up those efforts, to make sure lobster trap lines are in compliance with federal rules.
BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — A commercial lobster diver who got caught in the mouth of a humpback whale off the coast of Cape Cod on Friday morning said he thought he was going to die.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — America's lobster exporters recovered from the Trump-era PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — President Donald Trump positioned himself as a friend of New England's lobstermen, but members of the industry said they are looking forward to something that has been lacking in the crustacean business: stability...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — President Donald Trump positioned himself as a friend of New England's lobstermen, but members of the industry said they are looking forward to something that has been lacking in the crustacean business: stability...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The American lobster population is in decent shape off of Maine and Canada, but continues to decline in southern New England, according to an assessment by an interstate regulatory group...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine lobster fisher spoke in favor of President Donald Trump's trade policies during the Republican National Convention on Tuesday, earning a rebuke from the state's Democratic party, which faults Trump for hurting the industry...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine lobsters have long delighted tourists as the state's most beloved seafood...
FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — Changes to the Maine lobster fishery designed to help a critically endangered species of whale might arrive in 2021 after a lengthy rulemaking process...
The amount of gear the East Coast lobster fishery puts in the water must be reduced in order to protect a dwindling species of large whale, a federal government team recommended Friday...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — 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...
SOUTHWEST HARBOR, Maine (AP) — These lobsters are going to pot in more ways than one.
A Maine lobster pound is banking on using marijuana to try to make cooking the crustaceans a little more humane...
STONINGTON, Maine (AP) — A Maine fisherman says he caught a rare, nearly see-through "ghost lobster," then threw the crustacean back into the ocean because it was too small to keep.
Mike Billings hauled in the lobster Tuesday morning off the coast of Stonington.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — In a story May 13 about lobster shell strength, The Associated Press reported erroneously that marine biogeochemist Justin Ries attributed the collapse of the southern New England lobster fishery to shell disease...
BOSTON (AP) — A rare yellow lobster has made its debut at the New England Aquarium, posing for a photo op with fellow oddly colored crustaceans...
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire lobsterman has joined an elite club after catching a rare blue lobster.
The Portsmouth Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2uBKn8X ) Greg Ward initially thought he had snagged an albino lobster when he examined his catch off the coast Monday where New Hampshire borders Maine...
ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's booming lobster industry has a big problem involving a little fish...