Just saw an interesting article on the Maine news site that Maine’s lobster industry is seeking certification as a “sustainable” food product. As it states:
“The Marine Stewardship Council said Thursday that it has begun a full evaluation of the lobster population, the soundness of the lobster management system and the fishery’s impact on the environment. The process is expected to take a year or more.
Members of Maine’s lobster industry are seeking the certification label, which assures consumers that the seafood is not overfished or harvested in a way that harms the ocean.”
My family have been discussing this subject for years, and I’m so happy to see something is being done about it. Maine’s lobster conservation practices are top notched – from throwing back small lobsters and pregnant female lobsters to being the only place (vs. Canada and the other States in America) that also has conservation measures to protect large lobsters (both male and female).
I’ll be following this subject closely and seeing how it develops.