National Geographic : 1923 Dec
©N.G.S. Painted byHashime Murayama AMERICAN LOBSTER (Homarus americanus) With the supply constantly. growing scarcer, and prices ever rising, the Lobster fisheries of New England appear tobedoomed unless new legislation, framed in the light of the results of the biological investigations of the United States Bureau of Fisheries, isenacted promptly. The steps recommended include the licensing of every Lobster fisherman and the adoption of a standard trap or pot which shall permit theescape ofallLobsters under nine inches long and prevent the entrance of all over eleven inches.