Now Vertical Lines
Vertical Rope Issues Snag Lobster Industry
by Laurie Schreiber
It’s been two years since the lobster industry made the switch from floating to sinking groundline to reduce entanglement risks to endangered large whales.
Now the federal government is getting ready to address the plethora of vertical lines that link lobster traps on the ocean bottom to buoys on the water’s surface, and which, the government said, also pose a danger to large whales.