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Lobstermen, officials rail against proposed 3-month moratorium on commercial lobster fishing in Long Island Sound

Jul 24th, 2012 | By

GUILFORD — A proposed three-month moratorium on commercial lobster fishing is not the way to address the dramatic decline of lobsters in Long Island Sound, lobstermen, officials and activists said Monday. They urged the government instead to take a closer look at pesticides that some blame for the Sound-wide lobster die-off that began about 12

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N.Y. pesticide use blamed for late-summer lobster die-off

Oct 6th, 2011 | By

Long Island Sound lobster fishers, grappling with the 12th year of a tragic die-off that threatens the livelihood of the few left in the industry, asked state lawmakers on Wednesday to persuade neighboring New York to change the chemical it uses to attack mosquitoes. Read more here: N.Y. pesticide use blamed for late-summer lobster die-off

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Local lobstermen worried major die-off under way

Oct 16th, 2010 | By

Some lobstermen in Stamford say a lobster die-off is under way in western Long Island Sound, the likes of which they haven’t seen since their industry was decimated beginning in the fall of 1999.