Lobsters Are Out, Eels Are In, & Seaweed Will Save Us All

A discussion on oceans and rivers in Connecticut.

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Lobsters Are Out, Eels Are In, & Seaweed Will Save Us All
Today it's lobsters, eels and seaweed. 
 
We like to eat things that come out of the water, but we're not always smart about taking care of the happy aquatic hunting grounds. Lobster harvests have seen some bumper crops recently, but that could lead to a false sense of security. There's a sweet spot, temp-wise, for lobsters, and if things get too warm in the water, we could go from feast to famine.
 
Meanwhile, there's a bull market for juvenile eels, driven by Asian consumers, who have screwed up eels stocks in ways that are both within and outside of their control. On this continent, eels have their own problems which may well be exacerbated by the way they're suddenly worth a lot of money. And lastly, what we hope is a hopeful story about seaweed, a promising crop if we don't screw it up.
 
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