|Ted Ames, a former commercial fisherman who became a scientist and
helped found the Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries, is worried about
lobstering’s future here.|
The thriving crustaceans have created a kind of nautical gold rush, with
some young lobstermen making well into six figures a year. But it’s a
boom with a bust already written in its wake, and the lobstermen of the
younger generation may well pay the highest price. Not only have they
heavily mortgaged themselves with pricey custom boats in the rush for
quick profits, they’ll also bear the brunt of climate change – not to
mention the possible collapse of the lobstering industry in Maine as the
creatures flourish ever northward.
It's nice to read something about people with an honest profession, whatever the dangers.
Pretty soon fake lobster will be our only option.ReplyDelete