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Territories of the Lobstermen: Good Ocean Boundaries Make Good Neighbors... and Vice Versa

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Type: Journal Article
Author: Acheson, James M.
Journal: Natural History
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Date: 1972
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10535/3221
Sector: Fisheries
Region: North America
Subject(s): fisheries
lobster
marine resources
resource management
Abstract: "The rules for lobster fishing territories are especially critical because they control access to the lobsters and because they have important ecological implications at a time when some parts of the marine resource are being over exploited. "Growing up in an inland area of Maine, I was for a long time vaguely aware that territoriality existed among lobstermen. Only recently, however, did I find evidence of these territorial rules and investigate them systematically."

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