National Fisherman


A rare orange lobster was trapped in the Bay of Fundy on Friday and is now on display in Alma.

The distinctly-colored lobster can be seen at the Alma Lobster Shop.

Keisha Lomond, an employee at the lobster store, said the rare lobster will be spared from a pot of boiling water.

"We're just going to keep it to show people," Lomond said.

The lobster, however, is being kept in the same tank as all the other lobsters that are caught and are up for sale at the store.

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Inside the Industry

The following was released by the Maine Department of Marine Resources on Jan. 22:

The Maine Department of Marine Resources announced an emergency regulation that will support the continued rebuilding effort in Maine’s scallop fishery. The rule, effective January 23, 2016, will close the Muscle Ridge Area near South Thomaston and the Western Penobscot Bay Area.

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Louisiana’s Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, which governs commercial and recreational fishing in the state, got a new boss in January. Charlie Melancon, a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives and state legislator, was appointed to the job by the state’s new governor, John Bel Edwards.

Although much of his non-political work in the past has centered on the state’s sugar cane industry, Melancon said he is confident that other experience, including working closely with fishermen when in Congress, has prepared him well for this new challenge.

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