'Ropeless' Lobster Fishing Could Save The Whales. Could It Kill The Industry?

'Ropeless' Lobster Fishing Could Save The Whales. Could It Kill The Industry?

'Ropeless' Lobster Fishing Could Save The Whales. But his buoys are gone and he is one of a handful of Massachusetts lobstermen testing ropeless fishing systems. Conservationists hope that fishermen like Rob Martin can prove ropeless fishing can save both the whales and the lobster industry. \"We need to put five boats out in a big square, fishing ropeless, mobile gear, and see what really happens.\" And if regulators shut down the entire lobster fishery in order to save the whales, lobstermen could face their own kind of extinction.

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