Maine Certified Sustainable Lobster Association’s MSC Certification Suspended
The Maine Certified Sustainable Lobster Association’s (MCSLA) Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification has been suspended.
Maine lobstermen have always prided themselves on their sustainability efforts, and have set rules and regulations to ensure the health of their resource. For example, harvesters adhere to strict minimum and maximum size limits to ensure not only that juvenile lobsters have a chance to mature and reproduce, but that large, healthy breeding stock are also protected. They also notch tails of female lobsters that have visible eggs, which identifies her as a good breeder and...
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