Lobster Season - Wanted Alive!

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Posted by Merry on September 25, 2012 at 07:37:01:

“Let ‘em live! These really big bugs are too large to fit in a lobster trap and have essentially no natural predators except us divers and hoop netters. These animals fill an important ecological niche and protect the kelp beds as part of the natural structure of the marine environment. And they are far older than you as well so... IF you need to bring one up to prove you caught it, take a picture and then put it
back in the ocean. Now that will impress your friends far more than eating it…”

Paul Dayton, Ph.D., Scripps Institute of Oceanography & Pew Ocean Commission
Chris Miller & John Guth, California Lobster & Trap Fisherman’s Association
Peter Halmay, President California Sea Urchin Harvesters Association
Dale Sheckler, Founder and Former Editor, California Diving News
Eric Frasco, Board Member, Greater Los Angeles Council of Divers
Pat Smith, Author, Shipwrecks of Southern California
Charles Rettig, President, PADI Foundation
Andy Saxon, F/V Moby Kate
Chris Grossman, Diver.net
Glen Fritzler, Truth Aquatics
Ben Hong, Promar Nets


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