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MSC: Certified Sustainable Maine Lobster and Seafood

Posted on November 08, 2017

MSC: Certified Sustainable Maine Lobster and Seafood

Maine’s lobstermen learned early that unregulated fishing could destroy their livelihood. They began protecting the resource for future generations as early as 1872, when the first law was passed protecting egg-bearing females. Today, the state’s lobster fishery is a prime example of successful self-regulation. Although the overall catch isn’t limited and the season runs all year, many rules keep the harvest sustainable. Here are a few: Maine has minimum and maximum size restrictions to protect both juveniles and the large, healthy breeding stock. Harvesters carry a gauge that measures the lobster from the eye socket to the rear of the...

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