Maine Lobster Bait Crisis: Cooke Aquaculture Receives Approval for Blackbelly Rosefish
Maine lobstermen now have a new option when it comes to bait. The Maine Department of Marine Resources granted Cooke Aquaculture approval to sell and use whole blackbelly rosefish as lobster bait.
The lobster bait crisis in Maine has been going on for months following the reduction in the amount of Atlantic herring that fishmen can catch. Atlantic herring is the primary bait used by lobstermen, however, a low number of juveniles resulted in NOAA cutting the herring haul for 2019 from...
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