New restrictions on lobster fishing could be picked by May
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is considering a host of options to try to rejuvenate the lobster stock. An arm of the commission is scheduled to vote Tuesday on whether to send the options out for public comment.
The commission said selection of management measures will follow public comment. Possibilities include changing the legal harvesting size limit for lobsters, reducing the number of traps in the water and enforcing seasonal closures.