Lobster larvae are missing in action

For lobster in the Gulf of Maine, it may be the best of times and the worst of times. In recent years, lobstermen enjoyed record-breaking landings and relatively strong prices. But now ocean researchers are warning that they can’t find lobster larvae in the usual places. If, as is feared, the number of lobster larvae

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Lobstermen take health insurance plunge

Even though the state’s fishermen work in physically demanding and dangerous conditions, a sizable number go without health insurance. The seasonal nature of lobstering and the cost of insurance often make coverage prohibitive.  A 2006 Gulf of Maine Research Institute study on the economic well-being of lobstermen found that nearly a quarter carried no health

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