Many lobster fishermen (a male and female term here) are starting to pull their traps and call it a season. This image is of Brooklin’s Christopher-Devin II yesterday, after her owners brought some of their traps ashore at Naskeag Harbor.
The traps were transferred to the owners' truck trailer on the Harbor Pier, where other lobster fishermen had done the same.The closing-down process will continue for many local fishermen into November, although some of the hardier souls will fish for lobsters or scallops through the year.
The official data are not in yet, but it appears that the 2017 lobster landings will be significantly less than those of 2016. This is not surprising, since last year was a record year and 2017 has had bait price issues and quirky weather. (Brooklin, Maine)