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Captain Larry catches lobsters off the waters of Boothbay Harbor, Maine and also charters educational and sightseeing tours. Captain Bruce is his business partner who sails alongside him during the consumer trips, providing an up close and personal view of catching lobster. During the hour and a half they are out on the boat, Larry and Bruce haul lobster and teach about catch requirements and sustainability efforts.
They measure all lobsters with a lobster gauge and throw the undersized lobsters back. If a lobster is too small, it is not ready for harvest it goes back into the ocean. If it’s too big it goes back too. “Maine is the only state that has a maximum size,” says Bruce. Larger lobsters mean more eggs, which helps the lobster populations.