Fishermen: Last Day of Lobstering

CAPE COD BAY  -- 1/07/2011 --  Greg Weeks, 48, tosses an under-sized lobster back into the water while sorting through their catch. The Division of Marine Fisheries of Massachusetts requires fishermen to throw back lobsters that measure smaller than 3 1/4 inches from the eye socket to the end of the body. If they come across an egg-bearing female they also must forfeit the catch to preserve the population.010711ch06  Cape Cod Times/Christine Hochkeppel
Last Day of Lobstering

CAPE COD BAY -- 1/07/2011 -- Greg Weeks, 48, tosses an under-sized lobster back into the water while sorting through their catch. The Division of Marine Fisheries of Massachusetts requires fishermen to throw back lobsters that measure smaller than 3 1/4 inches from the eye socket to the end of the body. If they come across an egg-bearing female they also must forfeit the catch to preserve the population.

010711ch06 Cape Cod Times/Christine Hochkeppel