Pesticide-restriction bill aims to protect lobsters

Mar 27th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Story, Water

Ed note: One has to wonder the human health benefits of such a bill.

A law restricting use of two common mosquito-control chemicals known to harm lobsters could be a step toward salvaging Connecticut’s beleaguered stocks of the crustaceans, which once supported a $100 million-a-year industry, state lobstermen said this week.

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“For the first time in 14 years, the state is kind of doing the right thing and listening to us,” said Tony Carlo, a Norwalk lobsterman. “We strongly believe if this happens in a few years, the lobster industry could have a future. They have to do something to save the sea animals.”

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