Disease that rots shells threatens Northeast lobster industry

Aug 11th, 2010 | By | Category: Wildlife

SOUTH KINGSTOWN — A disease that rots the shells of lobsters is threatening the Northeast’s $20-million lobster industry, scientists said Wednesday.

The disease, decimating lobsters since the mid 1990s, could mean new regulations for fishermen already struggling with a bad economy, said Mark Gibson, deputy chief of the state Department of Environmental Management’s Division of Fish and Wildlife.

via Disease that rots shells threatens Northeast lobster industry | Rhode Island news | projo.com | The Providence Journal.

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