Lobster Throwback Nets Results


As crazy as it sounds, the idea to throw lobster back in the water is paying P.E.I. fisherman on the South Shore back in dividends, according to CBC News.

In 2004, as the lobster fishery hit hard times on the South Shore, fisherman agreed to release female lobster of a certain size to increase the overall stocks. At the time, the move was highly controversial. “A lot of fishermen weren’st happy with that because they were having a hard time making ends meet as it was,” Danny Arsenault, president of the Prince County Fishermen’s Association, told the CBC. “Our backs were to the wall and we had to do something.”

Now, seven years later, the landings have nearly doubled with a lot more young lobster being fished and fishermen recommending their peers follow their example.

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