The lobster i back

Ten years ago the first protected area for lobster was created in Flødevigen in Arendal , an later in other strategic areas along the south coast. In these areas, the number of lobsters and their size has increased steadily since lobster fishing was

banned in in these areas in 2006 .We have seen a threefold increase in population in these areas and we are finding lobsters of a size we have not seen in our waters for generations , says Moland Olsen , marine biologist and researcher. Larger lobsters are much more reproductive than the the smaller ones. Age is an  enhancing factor for the reproduction.  Smaller lobsters carry around a fifth of the amount of eggs that are found in the giants that are now quite common to find in the protected area , says Olsen.

The largest lobster caught so far was well over 50 cm from tail to tip claws, with a weight of around 4 kg.

Source NRK; Picture Havforskningsinstituttet

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