lob·​ster·​man | \ ˈläb-stər-mən How to pronounce lobsterman (audio) \

Definition of lobsterman

: one whose business is lobstering

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Not so long ago, the lobstermen of Point Judith threw away Jonah crabs that got tangled in traps. Robert Lee Hotz, WSJ, "Climate Change Drives Fish Into New Waters, Remaking an Industry," 22 Dec. 2018 But these regulations haven’t been imposed on unwilling lobstermen. Eva Botkin-kowacki, The Christian Science Monitor, "For Maine lobstermen, conservation and success go hand in hand," 25 June 2018 For hundreds of years, lobstermen in the United States have sailed the chilly waters off New England during the summer, lowering and raising traps along the ocean floor. Matthew Haag, New York Times, "Border Patrol Stops Canadian Fishermen in Disputed Waters Off Maine," 6 July 2018 Stonington, Maine Lobsterman dies near Marshall Island The US Coast Guard says a lobsterman has died while fishing near Marshall Island in Jericho Bay off Stonington. BostonGlobe.com, "New England news in brief," 19 May 2018 The result has been constant friction between lobstermen from both countries, as their traps get entangled or sabotaged. David Abel, BostonGlobe.com, "Fish wars loom as climate change pushes lobster, cod, and other species north," 21 June 2018 Adams works with more than 100 local lobstermen and fishing co-ops, exporting 60 percent of its lobsters to 29 foreign countries. NBC News, "Trade war threatens to destabilize Maine lobster industry at peak season," 7 July 2018 Doiron captures the stark beauty of his setting without averting his eyes from the sick and starving wildlife, the rancorous feuds among the lobstermen or the homicidal impulses that push islanders off the deep end. Marilyn Stasio, New York Times, "Hate Thy Neighbor. Or Maybe Just Kill Him.," 6 July 2018 And many of these laws come from the lobstermen themselves. Eva Botkin-kowacki, The Christian Science Monitor, "For Maine lobstermen, conservation and success go hand in hand," 25 June 2018

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1881, in the meaning defined above

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