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Hearings on plan to save southern New England lobsters

BUZZARDS BAY, Massachusetts — Interstate fishing managers have scheduled hearings on a plan to try to save southern New England lobsters.Lobster fishing in places like Rhode Island and Connecticut dates back centuries, but the stock has dwindled as water temperature has warmed. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is working on a plan to slow decline.The commission's plan includes strategies such as changing the legal harvesting size limit for lobsters, reducing the number of traps allowed in the water and enforcing new seasonal closures. Read more..

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