LI lobstermen protest moratorium plan

Local lobstermen are fighting a plan that could put them out of business for years.

The fishermen attended a state DEC meeting Tuesday in East Setauket to protest a five-year ban on catching lobsters in the Long Island Sound.

Some scientists say the moratorium is needed to allow the lobster population to grow. This is due to the devastating lobster die-off of 1999.

The DEC says that there are already limitations on size and quantity, but they say the population continues to decline.

The two sides will have until January to work out what the final action will be.

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