PBS NewsHour

How rising water temperatures could end Maine's lobster boom

Clip: 09/18/2019 | 8m 34s Video has closed captioning.

The Gulf of Maine is known for lobsters, which form the foundation of an industry critical to the state’s economy. Due to climate change, the waters off southern New England have become too warm for the temperature-sensitive crustaceans, leaving Maine as the “sweet spot” for fishing them. But the Gulf’s own rising temperatures mean the lobster boom may not last forever. Miles O’Brien reports.

Aired: 09/18/19

Rating: NR

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