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Integrating American lobster biology into an assessment of organic matter loading to examine the environmental impacts of American lobster impoundments in mid-coast Maine
  • Published Date:
    2004
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    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sea Grant College Program, ; National Sea Grant Program (U.S.) ;
  • Description:
    "Lobster impoundments are an important component of the lobster fishery, and have been an integral part of the industry since commercial lobster fishing began in the mid 1800's. They allow fishermen to catch more than the market demand of animals in the fall. Fall lobsters also are newly molted, and the hard shell makes them more suited to impounding. The excess animals are impounded, and slowly released to market during the subsequent months. This makes it unnecessary for fishermen to brave the hazardous winter waters to fish. The slow release of animals f'rom the impoundments stabilizes the price, and prevents a fall glut of animals on the market. In Maine there are a total of 56 active impoundments that can hold up to 2257 metric tones of lobster H. Hodkins, Maine Lobster Pound Association, pers. comm.)"--Introduction.

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    Funding: NOAA; grant number: NA86RG0074; project number: RC-79;
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