Lobster fishermen hold annual meeting
O’LEARY — Lobster landings and lobster recruitment remain strong, P.E.I. Department of Fisheries and Agriculture biologist Robert MacMillan told members of the Prince County Fishermen’s Association during their annual meeting recently. Asked by fishermen whether there is a scientific argument for a size increase, MacMillan suggested the fishery can sustain its numbers without increasing the minimum carapace size. But he agreed there could be an argument for an increase on other grounds, including catching a larger run of lobster. MacMillan also pointed out there have been occasions when carapace increases were immediately followed by landing increases and occasions when they were not.