Title

In 1984, Swan's Island established Maine's first official lobster trap limit, an

Source

Island Journal

Date

1987

Volume Number

Volume 4

Pages

18

Abstract

In 1984, Swan's Island established Maine's first official lobster trap limit, and three years later lobstermen are discovering that it has allowed them to catch as many lobsters with fewer traps. Technology had made lobstermen over-efficient and financially over-extended, and today almost every Swan's Island lobsterman would like to see the limit statewide. Details.

Subjects

Lobster fisheries

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