Retailers pull lobster from menus after ‘red list’ warning

A LOBSTER FISHERMAN hauls a trap, Thursday off of Kennebunkport, Maine. The conservation group, Seafood Watch, has added lobster to its "red list" as a species to avoid. They say current management measures do not do enough to prevent entanglements of fishing gear with whales. / ROBERT F. BUKATY / ASSOCIATED PRESS
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Some retailers are taking lobster off the menu after an assessment from an influential conservation group that the seafood poses too much of a risk to rare whales and should be avoided. Whales can suffer injuries and fatalities when they become entangled in the gear that connects to lobster traps on…

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