Many of our lobster fishermen (a term that includes females) are getting their gear in shape now to return to the water in late May or June, when the lobsters should be very active near our coast. Here we see neighbor Sandy White apparently working on trap identification tags in the Whites’ side yard.


She’ll soon be fishing with her husband, John, on their boat Blue Sky or its newer version now being built. As with many of our lobstermen, the Whites run hundreds of traps.


The current limits for most Maine fishing zones reportedly are 800 traps per licensee with no more than five traps on a single trawl line. (Brooklin, Maine)