Lobster Population Surveys

Data Data requests may be made to Scott Olszewski, RIDEM Marine Fisheries Section, at Scott.Olszewski¬†@dem.ri.gov The RI Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) monitoring data have shown a marked decline in lobster populations since the 1990s, correlating with trends in lobster…

Lobster Population Surveys

The RI Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) uses multiple monitoring strategies in the management of lobsters. Lobster harvests are tracked through the Commercial Harvester Catch and Effort Logbook program, which requires commercial license holders to record trips, areas fished, type…

Lobster Population Surveys

Value to Management Supports fisheries management: Lobster surveys improve assessment of lobster stocks to inform fisheries management decisions and improve conservation and management efforts Demonstrates efficacy of management strategies: Lobster monitoring helps to assess the performance and effectiveness of management…