This video takes viewers on a tour of a two parlor lobster trap at the Head of the Harbor in Gloucester, Massachusetts. See how a lobster trap works, and how young lobsters escape. The lobster fisherman who owns this trap likes the two parlor trap best, because sometimes lobsters can figure out a way to back through one parlor funnel by somersaulting out, but they seldom are able to escape both parlors. He also likes using this trap because of all the built in escape hatches that let short lobsters get away. The younger lobsters often use the traps as a food source, yet on the seventh year when most lobsters are a legal size to take, the lobsters usually get caught. But for a while, the trap is like a restaurant for young lobsters! I love learning new things from the lobster fishermen I meet!
Come Explore a Lobster Trap
June 14, 2016 admin 484