This is Blue Sky coming into Great Cove yesterday morning.

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She’s one of our fishing vessels that are starting the summer-fall lobster season now, after spending the winter “on the hard.” Here we see owners Sandy and John White hauling up a trap as Blue Sky idles

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The traps need to be emptied and rebaited (preferably with smelly herring) in a bait bag.

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Below we see Sandy putting bait into the orange bait bag and John tossing back lobsters that are not within the legal limit. (You can see a baby lobster in mid-air.) The legal limit now apparently is from 3 1/4 to 5 inches of carapace length. The carapace is the lobster’s armored body part that contains the legs and claws.

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(Brooklin, Maine)