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Consider the Sustainable, Traceable, Co-op-Caught Lobster

Maine is serious about protecting its fishing industry—especially its lobster. (It passed a law back in 1872 against catching pregnant lobsters.) That is another reason Josh Miller has to be forgetful: This spring, a group of about 20 fishers formed the Tenants Harbor Fisherman’s Co-op, and Miller became the president.

It’s a change of pace from his previous 18 years as a lobsterman. “I always sold to a wharf,” he said. “I pulled in and sold my catch and was never a part of anything that happened after that,” he said. But Miller’s family and members of the co-op “were looking for a little different way of doing business.”

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