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Our View: Lobster ban isn’t long-term solution (Norwich Bulletin editorial)

Sep 17th, 2013 | By

For the first time, there is a ban on lobster fishing in Long Island Sound. The intent — to allow the lobster population to grow — is good. The results are uncertain. From an economic point of view, local lobster prices will rise, but the ban — which runs through Nov. 28 — will hit

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Disease that rots shells threatens Northeast lobster industry

Aug 11th, 2010 | By

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

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