Massachusetts Lobster Fishing : The right way
Posted 11 June 2009 - 08:17 AM
New program highlights steps taken by Massachusetts lobstermen to reduce impacts on whales when fishing; buying local lobster supports economy and future of endangered whales
“Massachusetts lobster fishing: The right way” – a labeling and education program to distinguish lobster caught in Massachusetts using fishing practices that are safer for whales. Massachusetts Lobstermen’s Association, Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, Ocean Conservancy and Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society are working with local restaurants, fish markets and seafood dealers to ensure that residents and visitors know to buy locally caught lobster. The signature green Massachusetts whale tail lobster claw band will signify lobster caught using safer fishing methods. These efforts ultimately support whale protection and the Massachusetts economy and lobster fishing heritage.
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Posted 11 June 2009 - 08:18 AM
Massachusetts is the leader on doing the right thing for the right whale, and other endangered whales. We hope to see these efforts expanded and hope that other East Coast fishing industries follow their lead.
Posted 11 June 2009 - 08:19 AM
Posted 11 June 2009 - 08:21 AM
We look forward to working with our partners to distinguish the great work done by Massachusetts lobstermen.
Posted 12 June 2009 - 05:07 AM
Niether will be eaten as they are so rare.
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