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lobsterDMR Lobster Information Leaflets and Reports

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To request a printed leaflet or report, call or e-mail Kathleen Reardon, or send a written request to:

Department of Marine Resources
Lobster Division
PO Box 8
West Boothbay, ME 04575

Lobster Information Leaflets by leaflet number

1. An Analysis of the Maine Commercial Lobster Catch. - 1998

2. Size at First Sexual Maturity for Male and Female Lobsters Found Along the Maine Coast. - 1972

3. Seeder Program. - 1974, pdf file, 7 pages, 1MB

4. Facts Behind the Lobster Escape Vent Law. - 1977, pdf file, 11 pages, 1.5MB

5. Lobster Tagging Study. - 1977, pdf file, 14 pages, 2.9MB

6. Trap Limits. - 1979, pdf file, 6 pages, 1.4MB

7. Historical Review of Lobster Tagging Studies in American Waters (1898 - 1980). - 1980, pdf file, 12 pages, 2.5MB

8. The Maine Cancer Crab Fishery. - 1980, pdf file, 19 pages, 2.7MB

9. Some Life History Notes on Lobsters. - 1981, pdf file 7 pages, 1MB

10. Examination of Recent Changes in Jonah Crab Abundance and Harvesting Practices. - 1983, pdf file, 8 pages, 1MB

11. Description of DMR's Juvenile Mark-Recapture Investigations and Some Preliminary Findings. (1977-1982). - 1983, pdf file, 16 pages, 2MB

13. What do Lobsters EAT and Who Eats Lobsters. - 1984, pdf file, 8 pages, 660kb

14. Collection of Papers Pertaining to Lobster Shipment and Storage in Recirculating, Refrigerated and Open Seawater Systems. - 1984

16. Maine Lobster Minimum Size Limits: Past, Present, and Future. - 1987, pdf file, 16 pages, 1.5MB

17. Geographic Size Variation in Maine Lobsters. - 1987, pdf file, 8 pages, 579kb

18. Impact of Recent Gauge Increases on Lobster Size. - 1990, pdf file, 17 pages, 2MB

19. A Summary of Maine Lobster Laws and Regulations, 1820-1992. - 1992, pdf file, 25 pages, 769kb

20. What Causes the "Black Lobster"? - 1990, pdf file, 3 pages, 265kb

21. Current Trends in Cull Rates of Lobsters Along the Maine Coast. - 1991, pdf file, 18 pages, 431kb

22. Changes in the Lobster Industry, 1967-1990. - 1991, pdf file, 13 pages, 447kb

23. Photo documentation of V-Notch Healing in the American Lobster, Homarus americanus. - 1991, pdf file, 12 pages, 2.4 MB

24. Temperature-Molt Relationships in Lobsters near Boothbay Harbor, Maine, 1989-92. - 1993, pdf file, 15 pages, 503kb

26. Why Have Lobster Landing of the 1990's Been So High? - 1995, pdf file, 11 pages, 942kb

Lobster Reference Document Series

  1. Port-Sampling Procedures. - 1994

Other Reports

  • Ongoing Juvenile Lobster Tagging Studies of the 1980's. - 1987
  • Lobster Tail Meat Validation Study: Minimum Size Agreement. - 1989
  • Lobster Tail Meat Validation Study: Maximum Size Assessment. - 1992
  • Ghost Panel Orientation Study. - 1994

Scientific Journal Reprints

  1. Some Life History Aspects of the Rock Crab in the Gulf of Maine. - 1972
  2. Maturity, Sex Ratio, Size Composition of the Natural Population of American Lobster Along the Maine Coast. - 1973
  3. Distribution and Catch Composition of Jonah Crab and Rock Crab Near Boothbay Harbor, Maine. - 1980
  4. Incidence of Cull Lobsters in Commercial and Research Catches off the Maine Coast. - 1976
  5. Size Composition and Growth of Young Rock Crab, Cancer irroratus, on a Rocky Beach in Maine. - 1976
  6. Effectiveness of Escape Vent Shape n Traps for Catching Legal-Sized Lobster and Harvestable-Sized Jonah and Rock Crabs. - 1978
  7. Movement, Growth, Mortality of American Lobsters Tagged Along the Coast of Maine. - 1981
  8. Occurrence of Albino Rock Crabs in Penobscot Bay, Maine. - 1981
  9. Performance and selectivity of trap fisheries for crustaceans. In: Marine invertebrate fisheries: their assessment and management.
  10. Effectiveness of the Western Australian Rock Lobster Tag for Marking Juvenile American Lobsters Along the Maine Coast. - 1990
  11. Evaluation of Inserting Coded Microwire Tags in Logs of Small Juvenile American Lobsters. - 1990
  12. Determination of lobster trap density near midcoastal Maine by aerial photography. - 1993

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