Fishermen gather data on lobster fishery | Chris' Regional Geography |

California's spiny lobster is a delectable, highly mobile crustacean, worth about $13.7-million dockside in 2012, according to fisheries managers. The lobster from the Golden State lacks the crushing claws of Maine lobsters


The idea behind a collaborative at-sea sampling program is to engage fishermen in the process of data collection, as well as interpretation, thereby providing a more cost-effective means for obtaining information needed for management,” Culver said by email.