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Lobstermen get reprieve on ban

Board to study alternatives and reconvene in Nov.

Lobstermen Joe Horvath (right) of Belmar, N.J., and Tom Viesiadecki of Point Pleasant, N.J., listened to the American Lobster Management Board. More than 70 concerned lobstermen were at yesterday’s meeting. Lobstermen Joe Horvath (right) of Belmar, N.J., and Tom Viesiadecki of Point Pleasant, N.J., listened to the American Lobster Management Board. More than 70 concerned lobstermen were at yesterday’s meeting. (Charles Krupa/Associated Press)
By Patrick G. Lee
Globe Correspondent / July 23, 2010

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Several dozen lobstermen felt their burdens lighten a little yesterday when a multistate board shelved a proposal for a five-year ban on lobstering south of Cape Cod. (Full article: 704 words)

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