Get­ting ready for an­other lobster sea­son

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE ISLAND -

Mimine­gash lobster fish­er­man Dar­ren Ellsworth re­places the siz­zle twine on his lobster traps in prepa­ra­tion for a new lobster fishing sea­son. While his lobster traps will last for ap­prox­i­mately seven years, the siz­zle twine is a built-in safety and con­ser­va­tion fea­ture to pre­vent ghost-fishing. The biodegrad­able twine is de­signed to fail within a year so that lob­sters that get into a lost trap will be able to es­cape. Fall lobster fish­er­men in Prince Ed­ward Is­land’s Lobster Fishing Area 25 will set their gear on Aug. 8. Many of them have al­ready started haul­ing gear to wharves.

ERIC MCCARTHY/JOUR­NAL PI­O­NEER

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