lobsterman

noun
lob·ster·man | \ˈläb-stər-mən \

Definition of lobsterman 

: one whose business is lobstering

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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 Most of lobsterman Justin Papkee’s day is spent throwing lobsters back into the ocean. Eva Botkin-kowacki, The Christian Science Monitor, "For Maine lobstermen, conservation and success go hand in hand," 25 June 2018 Like most of the lobstermen who operate in the North Atlantic, Haviland has never seen an animal entangled in his lines. Sarah Kaplan, BostonGlobe.com, "N. Atlantic right whales will be extinct in 25 years, scientists say - unless we act now to save them," 20 Apr. 2018 Scientists have suggested ropeless traps that could be summoned to the surface electronically — but lobstermen balked at the prices involved. Sarah Kaplan, Washington Post, "These whales will be extinct in 25 years, scientists say — unless we act now to save them," 20 Apr. 2018 Scientists have suggested ropeless traps that could be summoned to the surface electronically - but lobstermen balked at the prices involved. Sarah Kaplan, BostonGlobe.com, "N. Atlantic right whales will be extinct in 25 years, scientists say - unless we act now to save them," 20 Apr. 2018

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1881, in the meaning defined above

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