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Main Components
Aquatic species
Target Species
Lobster American lobster

Gear types: Traps
Traps, large stationary nets or barrages or pots, are gears in which the fish are retained or enter voluntarily and will be hampered from escaping.
Vessel types: Pot vessels

Characteristics
Species EnvironmentTrue lobsters are entirely marine. They inhabit shallow nearshore rocky or reef environments, rarely to 1 000 metres depth. They are cryptic, hiding in rock crevices during the day and coming out at night to feed. American lobster is a sublitoral species to 480 m depth, most common in coastal waters between 4 and 50 m. Hard bottom (hard mud, rocks).
 
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