Thursday, August 12, 2010

Lobster in Maine is Great!

You may have heard a lot of negative press out of Massachusetts regarding this year’s catch but that is in Massachusetts. Maine harvests 80% of the annual lobster harvest and not because we are lucky or that Maine is a better habitat for lobster. It is because Maine lobstermen have for generations fished with an eye to the future. They never keep below weight, female with eggs or over large species because canny frugal Mainers know that what isn’t protected today won’t be available tomorrow. Lobstering is not sport it is a way of life that father’s have taught sons (and now daughters) since the first settlement. For many it is the desired livelihood of the future. To ensure that future every fisherman on the water in Maine is a conservationist.