Many people know that Maine lobsters make a tasty meal, but do you know how they are caught? Or that they shed their shells to grow? Did you know that lobsters are found in many different colors, but always turn red when they are cooked? Take a look at the information here to learn all about lobsters and a bit about the lobstermen that catch them.
The Maine lobster is fascinating, its fishery is historic, and is one of the most sustainable fisheries in the world. Learn more about all things lobster.
Lobster 1.0: What are they? Where do they live? How do they grow? Find it here!
- 1.1: A Lobster’s Anatomy
- 1.2: Habitat
- 1.3 Reproduction and Life Cycle
- 1.4: Molting
- 1.5: Color
- 1.6: Mutations/Disease
Lobster 2.0: How do you catch a lobster?
- 2.1: Lobstermen and their Business
- 2.2: Inshore vs. Offshore Lobster Fishing
- 2.3: Lobstering Season and Licensing
- 2.4: All About Traps
- 2.5: What’s a keeper?
- 2.6: Going to market
Lobster 3.0: How are lobsters managed? Who manages them
- Zone Councils
- Lobster Advisory Council
- DMR and State Regulations
- Atlantic States Marine Fishery Commission (ASMFC)
- New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC)