Lobster population decline prompts st...

Lobster population decline prompts stricter protections

There are 9 comments on the NewsTimes.com story from Aug 30, 2009, titled Lobster population decline prompts stricter protections. In it, NewsTimes.com 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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Unapologetic

New York, NY

#1 Aug 31, 2009
No wonder lobsters are fast becoming a food nobody can afford. Which is really quite funny when one considers that at the turn of the 20th century rich New Englanders were feeding their servants lobsters because it was so CHEAP.
Just Curious

Danbury, CT

#2 Aug 31, 2009
Unapologetic wrote:
No wonder lobsters are fast becoming a food nobody can afford. Which is really quite funny when one considers that at the turn of the 20th century rich New Englanders were feeding their servants lobsters because it was so CHEAP.
They were much more numerous, and much larger, too.

I don't care about lobster, since I have never had the urge to eat giant bugs, but it's no wonder that they're growing scarce if millions of other people do.

Perhaps we should raise giant cockroa_ches in huge farms. They probably taste about the same when they're drenched in butter, and people can still have fun breaking open the shells.
resident

Colchester, CT

#3 Aug 31, 2009
They are probably migrating away from traditional waters, due to the rising temperatures.

When you have Maine waters in the *70's*, something is seriously wrong with the environment.
Unapologetic

New York, NY

#4 Sep 1, 2009
resident wrote:
They are probably migrating away from traditional waters, due to the rising temperatures.
When you have Maine waters in the *70's*, something is seriously wrong with the environment.
Yeah. It's called CLIMATE CHANGE. Been happening for centuries.(eye roll)
resident

Colchester, CT

#5 Sep 1, 2009
Unapologetic wrote:
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Yeah. It's called CLIMATE CHANGE. Been happening for centuries.(eye roll)
Kudos on a worthless post.
Jess Sayin

Hartford, CT

#6 Sep 1, 2009
where I come from , "...$200 worth of conch..." has a totally different meaning...

{if you catch my drift}

;)
knocked up

United States

#7 Sep 1, 2009
Away Off Shore by Nathaniel Philbrick.Read about climate changeon Nantucket island.Did you know that indians walked to the island area to hunt.The sea has been rising for thousands of years. Who knows when it will stop?
news

Danbury, CT

#8 Sep 1, 2009
I thought they found that the Millstone power plant in Waterford affected the water temperature for that area of L.I. Sound.
Spongebob

Stoystown, PA

#9 Sep 1, 2009
Time for them to find somebody else to blame it on and sue like the scam they pulled once before so they can get another big payout. I wouldn't eat lobster from Long Island Sound anyway. Maine lobster is the best.

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