The Status of the Lobstering Industry. Pamela A.E. Lynch. Homarus americanus. INVERTEBRATE!!!!!!! Phylum: Arthropoda Sub Phylum: Crustacea Class: Malacostraca Order: Decapoda. LOCATION. Where found? “Inshore species” 0 - 50 km “Inshore species” 40 m max. depth “Offshore species” 50+ km
The Status of the Lobstering Industry
Pamela A.E. Lynch
Long Island is the 3rd largest Lobster producing area on the East
Coast, behind Maine and Mass.
1. What has happened?
2. Mosquito Spraying? (Methoprene, Malothion and cis, trans Resmethrin)
3. State of the LI Sound?
4. Designated Research?
Monthly population percentages of lobsters with shell diseases collected
in eastern Long Island Sound waters 1998-2001.
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