We sample eggs and measure water temperature to predict hatching time for lobster.
At sea sampling indicates that some berried females carry abnormal clutches which means decreased egg production. Feng Tang is trying to find out why.
Weekly sampling of various ports indicate that the lobster landed in Eastern Cape Breton is of high quality.
How sustainable is our fishery? There are many ways to assess sustainability of a fishery: some very sophisticated methodologies using complex data programs and fancy equipment and some much simpler but easier …
It is illegal to keep a berried female.
Unlike the roe, or red eggs inside a cooked lobster, these black eggs glued to the outside of the tail are fertilized. After 9 to 12 months of carrying them on the swimmerets, the eggs will hatch into tiny lobster larvae that float on the surface of the ocean for 6 to 8 weeks.