Lobster Fishers Sue to Block Closure Meant to Aid Whales
A group of Massachusetts lobster fishers has sued the federal government over an emergency closure of fishing grounds that is designed to protect a vanishing species of whale. The closure, enacted Feb. 1, blocked off about 200 square miles (518 square kilometers) of Massachusetts Bay from lobster fishing until the end of April. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said…
How One Woman-Owned Lobster Fishery Is Working to Protect the Future of the Industry
The lobster industry has a long and rich history in the state of Maine, and the industry is working hard to protect its future. NBCLX contributor Greg Bledsoe brings his Family Geography Project to Portland to meet Kate-Lyn Knight, the owner of Rocky Bottom Fisheries, and learn how the industry is helping preserve lobster fishing for generations to come.