Regulators postpone New England lobster plan

Interstate fishing regulators have decided to hold off on starting the process of crafting a plan to try to preserve the dwindling southern New England lobster stock.

A board of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission voted Tuesday to postpone authorizing a new management plan for the fishery.

A plan could address issues such as trap reductions and closed seasons for lobster fishermen.

Southern New England’s lobster fishery is a historic industry in decline.

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