Lobster population decline prompts st...

Lobster population decline prompts stricter protections

There are 13 comments on the Stamford Advocate story from Aug 30, 2009, titled Lobster population decline prompts stricter protections. In it, Stamford Advocate reports that:

Gus Bertolf Jr. and his father returned to their Cos Cob dock last week with about $200 worth of conch, their new cash crop in the continued aftermath of a lobster die-off that began in the late 1990s, they said.

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Steve

United States

#1 Aug 31, 2009
These guys should give it up and get another job. The days of lobstering in CT are long gone.
Huh

United States

#2 Aug 31, 2009
If theres such a shortage why are the proces so low? I paid 5.99/lb for live lobsters a few weeks ago and they were some of the best ive ever had.
JoeyK

Stamford, CT

#3 Aug 31, 2009
Lobster prices are low because the maine lobster catch is not being bought by Iceland (reported earlier in the year) because of the economy. So they have an overage..meantime theEPA is stillscratching cause they don't have a clue with what is going on in the Sound.
CTM

AOL

#4 Aug 31, 2009
Maybe if the crooks stopped dumping toxic waste into the treatment plants the Sound might have a chance. Maybe it will even be safe to eat fish from there again.
Anonymous

West Yarmouth, MA

#5 Aug 31, 2009
I really hope something can be done to bring lobsters back to the sound. My father, and grandfather before him, is a lobsterman and it's not an easy job. He's one of the hardest workers I know and to spend the money on fuel and bait and the time and energy to pull all those empty pots, it's very discouraging!
WINGMAN

Bayonne, NJ

#6 Aug 31, 2009
Huh wrote:
If theres such a shortage why are the proces so low? I paid 5.99/lb for live lobsters a few weeks ago and they were some of the best ive ever had.
Huh - are you a duh? Your spelling is atrocious - the shortage is in the sound, not the entire East Coast.
Curious

East Greenwich, RI

#7 Aug 31, 2009
The die off in LI sound began IMMEDIATELY after the town of Greenwich and other towns throughout CT sprayed for mosquitos in the late 90s amid the West Nile scare. There is no mystery.

The town & the state will not admit the tie, because it would open them up to possible lawsuits, esp. if the town/state leaders knew at the time of the spraying that it could or would adversely affect the lobster populations.

They really should just come out & admit the facts...
Robert

Newington, CT

#8 Aug 31, 2009
If people are keeping female lobsters because thats all they get should be severly punished; apparently the fishermen off the coast of mass., NH and maine have a clue!
Westporter

Newark, NJ

#9 Aug 31, 2009
CTM wrote:
Maybe if the crooks stopped dumping toxic waste into the treatment plants the Sound might have a chance. Maybe it will even be safe to eat fish from there again.
you have a valid point,come to Norwalk where you smell sewage 24/7 na d its from the river all the way down to the ocean.Its disgusting how is Norwalk getting away with it?
zero

United States

#10 Sep 1, 2009
over population of humans = death to all wildlife
Refried

Waterbury, CT

#11 Sep 1, 2009
WINGMAN wrote:
<quoted text>
Huh - are you a duh? Your spelling is atrocious - the shortage is in the sound, not the entire East Coast.
Since there are lobster elsewhere, and depressed prices, perhaps the lobsterman do need to be looking into a new industry with a better economic future. Maybe harvesting blue crab?
Refried

Waterbury, CT

#12 Sep 1, 2009
zero wrote:
over population of humans = death to all wildlife
I tried to give my land back to the Indians just the other year. Unfortunately it turned out that they wanted to build a casino on it.
Huh

United States

#13 Sep 1, 2009
WINGMAN wrote:
<quoted text>
Huh - are you a duh? Your spelling is atrocious - the shortage is in the sound, not the entire East Coast.
It was a typing error, FORGIVE ME!!! OH the horror!
I dont know a single thing about lobster populations or where theyre located and have never cared enough to make an effort to find out. All I know is they taste delicious and that I have better things to do than troll through online message boards pointing out peoples typing errors and lack of knowledge about the shellfishing industry. So, why dont you enlighten me, WINGMAN?! Hmm?

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