Conn. lobstermen seek other work as optimism fades for lobster recovery in Long Island Sound

Nov 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Top Story

“We’re losing a way of life. We’re losing a heritage,” said Crismale, 61, the leader of the Connecticut Commercial Lobstermen’s Association.

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Some argued last year that the species was rebounding, and fishermen fought back a proposal for a five-year ban on lobster fishing south of Cape Cod, Mass. But that optimism is fading. Researchers who trawl the waters of Long Island Sound for a survey that began in 1984 say they have never seen so few lobsters.

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