From Patrick Keliher, re: update on Addendum Twenty Seven

Since I issued the update on Addendum XXVII, I’ve learned that there is still some confusion around the timing of changes, so here is a simplified explanation for LMA1 harvesters.

NOTE: Every October the ASMFC Lobster Management Board (Board) will review trawl and ventless trap survey results to see if the 35% decline in the recruit abundance has occurred.  We are currently at a 23% decline in abundance, and at this point we can’t predict when the 35% decline will be reached.