A Lobster Question

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Posted by James on November 13, 2002 at 20:55:19:

While reading an old copy of Western Outdoor News (WON) I came across the column of the Fish and Game Warden who regularly answers questions sent in by the readers. One of "her" answers included a reference to catching Lobsters, which stated that the catch and bag limit is 7 per day and a total of 7 in your possession per person. She also stated that if you have any Lobsters at home in your freezer, you had to limit your next catch to 7 minus the ones in your freezer. If you had seven in your freezer, you could not dive for Lobsters again until the Lobsters in your "possession" dropped below 7. I have talked to many old time divers and they said they pay no attention to that "possession" part of the regs, after all who is going to check your freezer at home. One diver called the F & G in Sacramento, and the warden who answered the phone said it wasn't the case that you had to count the "Bugs at Home". The diver didn't think to get the warden's name though!
Has anyone heard of this before, and if so what do you do about it?

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