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Lobster rope swaps
  • Published
    July 7, 2011

    Whale take rules, lobster gear subject of Rockland meeting

    A Rockland meeting on Wednesday, July 13 will help federal regulators set rules governing the vertical lines used in setting lobster traps, and is part of the second phase of government efforts to mitigate whale entanglements. Laura Ludwig of the Gulf of Maine Lobster Foundation said July 7 that the need for industry input was vital if fishermen were to make changes in the design of their gear that will help ...

  • Published
    May 14, 2010

    Low turnout could mean another rope exchange for lobstermen

    Fewer lobstermen than expected turned out for a bottom line swap held in Rockland and Waldoboro May 12 and 13. That means another exchange could take place later this summer. "This was the smallest two-day rope collection we've ever done," said Laura Ludwig of the Gulf of Maine Lobster Foundation. "Since [the turnout] was so small we still have money leftover. So we may do one more this summer, depending on ...

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