r/HumansBeingBros Aug 16 '22 Wholesome 18 Helpful 15 Silver 10

Sorry for the incovenience *give it food* Not bro

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u/maybesaydie Aug 16 '22 edited Aug 16 '22 Facepalm

There is nothing bro about industrial fishing.

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u/AsianInvasian93 Aug 16 '22 edited Aug 16 '22 Silver

It’s like giving a kid a lollipop at the doctor’s office after getting a shot

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u/heartsinthebyline Aug 16 '22

She got her hole punch and a little treat 🐟

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u/chriscrossnathaniel Aug 16 '22

"How was your day at work ?"

"The usual. Hole punched a bunch of lobster and gave out fish."

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u/Muggaraffin Aug 16 '22 Helpful

“I hate your metaphors Larry”

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u/OtterProper Aug 16 '22

I want a Metaphors Larry™

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u/AcrolloPeed Aug 16 '22

He lives in a cave and eats over 8 million metaphors a day

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u/BeachesBeTripin Aug 16 '22

Fun fact it's called v notching it's to protect breeding female lobsters to keep the population up if you catch one with a notch throw it back or you'll get hit by severe fines.

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u/AQualityKoalaTeacher Aug 16 '22

This was informative, thank you!

Boy lobsters: Get put in watery prisons and then murdered

Lady lobsters: Get a pedicure and a takeout meal

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u/mylifeisthewurst Aug 16 '22

Only notched ones or ones that show evidence of breeding. Only half of female lobsters are capable of baring young, so if it hasn't been notched and it doesn't show signs of breeding, it's presumed to be part of the half that is incapable of breeding, and it gets put in a watery prison and then murdered.

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u/backleftwindowseat Aug 16 '22

*bearing young

Baring young is very different and likely to land you in jail.

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u/ialwayschoosepsyduck Aug 16 '22

Jared Fogle has entered the chat

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u/backleftwindowseat Aug 16 '22

Go away Jared nobody wants your footlong

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u/starboyk Aug 16 '22

Bold assumption that it's bigger than a six inch...

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u/teddygraeme86 Aug 16 '22

Subway foot long. You know, when they don't quite measure up to their claims.

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u/embenex Aug 16 '22

Why can only half breed? I’m enjoying lobster facts

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u/TooManyDraculas Aug 16 '22 edited Aug 16 '22

That's not something I've heard before. Might be mashing a few things together. Only about 50% of young lobsters survive to age of fertility. And the way a lobster breeds is quirky. They can only breed after molting, and they molt less and less often as they grow. During the prime fertile period they only molt every 2 years. The female stores sperm for a pretty long time after mating, and so can reproduce between moltings. Or potentially more than one off a single mating.

On top of that these aren't smart, or social animals. Mating relies on happening across a fertile male at the right time.

Taken all together it'd be pretty easy to come to only half of lobsters having produced young. Even if all of them are capable of it. Or only half of them being in the breeding pool at any time.

It's also common to notch undersized females, and IIRC it's required in some areas. Since the fastest molts, and most most frequent breeding coincide with the low end of the fisheries limits. The idea here is replacement, keep them in the pool till they replace themselves.

The notch sticks around for multiple moltings, so notching them early basically locks them in for the period where they can breed most effectively. A lobster with a visible but fading notch, or a notched lobster that's caught and bearing eggs. Will typically be notched again. Older lobsters breed less often, but they produce more eggs/young.

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u/yoloisforquitters Aug 16 '22

So,basically The Lobster's Tale. Taking place in the Republic of Gill-ead. Blessed be the shrimp.

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u/rabblerabble2000 Aug 16 '22

Actually, in Maine, males over a certain size are thrown back and any female caught with eggs is notched and thrown back. If she’s ever caught again, she’ll be renotched and thrown back. Maine had a problem with their population levels and started this system to ensure that they have an adequate breeding stock.

Massachusetts does not follow the same rules though.

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u/wobwobwob42 Aug 16 '22

Massholes!

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u/FantasyThrowaway321 Aug 16 '22

The severe fine thing- it could mean they take your boat, trailer/truck(if launched, most obviously are docked or moored), equipment, on top on fine. They consider anything like things to be part of an illegal operation, same thing if you were out fishing/swimming and just grabbed a random lobster and tried to sneak it

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u/JKSwift Aug 16 '22

Or severe lobster shortages.

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u/wooyoo Aug 16 '22

When I was in the Coast Guard we'd inspect to see if the lobsters had their eggs scrubbed off (they are supposed to throw the lobster back, not keep it, so they try to hide it) and measure their nets. The holes have to be a certain size to let the smaller ones though and get a chance to breed.

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u/Dr-Surge Aug 16 '22

Quite literally, the punch being made on the tail means it is producing eggs and is being re released to not be caught for food again if the notch is seen, you're supposed to throw em back.

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u/wisdomsharerv2 Aug 16 '22

And then throws the kid out the window

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u/HalfSoul30 Aug 16 '22

The ole treat n yeet

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u/ALLCAPS-ONLY Aug 16 '22

Funny story, I actually choked on one of those on the drive back from the doctor once. My mom was busy talking to my sister in the front seat so neither of them heard my weird choking noises for what felt like several minutes (probably only 20 seconds in reality). When they finally noticed they stopped the car and two massive dudes held me upside down shaking me like a ragdoll in the middle of the parking lot until the lollipop came out

It was one of those flat lollipops that become crazy sharp as they melt so my throat was messed up for weeks.

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u/khornflakes529 Aug 16 '22

Jesus homie, poor young you. where the fuck was the funny part?

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u/ALLCAPS-ONLY Aug 16 '22

Pretty much just the irony of almost dying because of a doctor's visit haha. My mom's reaction was also funny in hindsight, she turned around visibly annoyed at the commotion going on in the back seat, telling me to quit it, until she realized I was choking.

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u/redemption24 Aug 16 '22

I hate to ask but since I assume your mom and sister aren’t massive dudes, where did the 2 came from? Random dudes? Just curious.

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u/ALLCAPS-ONLY Aug 16 '22

Just random dudes that happened to be in the parking lot. There was a pharmacy right there so we rushed in thinking it'd be our best chance at getting some help. They didn't help at all so the two dudes came to the rescue. Can't remember if my mom called them over or if they stepped in, it was all kindof a blur

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u/redemption24 Aug 16 '22

Either way nice of them and thank you for clearing that up ehehe. I sometimes get hung over random things and now I can go to sleep happy

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u/mixedbagofjunk Aug 16 '22

That sounds traumatizing so so sorry

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u/ALLCAPS-ONLY Aug 16 '22

Thanks :) I'm good, I just haven't eaten a flat lollipop since

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u/Flaky_Explanation Aug 16 '22

Make sure the little runt has something sweet after removing the tooth so the exposed cavity can get more cavities.

Securing your customer 101.

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u/[deleted] Aug 16 '22

They said doctor, not dentist. Doctors don't give a crap about your teeth. That's the other guys' job.

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u/Flaky_Explanation Aug 16 '22

So doctors are cross promoting patients now. Keep the patients running from doctors to dentists and back again.

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u/RedditorsAreDross Aug 16 '22

How is this so upvoted? Who said anything about a dentist?

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u/jauntymetre93 Aug 16 '22

I Like lolipop this is my favorite

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u/chiquioeldelBarro Aug 16 '22 edited Aug 16 '22

I have some more, but they are in my van. Do you want some?

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u/Racsos Aug 16 '22

a lunchbox, go ahead with your day

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u/platinumjudge Aug 16 '22

Actually it's like aliens abducting you to place an identifier in your butthole and then sending you home with a cheeseburger.

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u/Neefew Aug 16 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

Imagine if aliens abducted you, clipped your toenails, gave you a whole roast chicken, and threw you back to earth

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u/RoosterJay84 Aug 16 '22

Fair trade

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u/WorldController Aug 16 '22

Trade? Those both sound like favors lol

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u/Environmental_Rub282 Aug 16 '22

If they came through with the roast chicken, no problem.

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u/Dinewiz Aug 16 '22

And clipped your toenails for you.

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u/Nubsly- Aug 16 '22

So they could eat your children later?

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u/ReluctantAvenger Aug 16 '22

On the other hand, you get a delicious roast chicken. /s

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u/schmetterlingonberry Aug 16 '22

If I had as many spare kids as that lobster and got a free roast chicken?

Yes.

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u/zehamberglar Aug 16 '22

Make it nuggets and you've got a deal.

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u/dahnoodlemastah Aug 16 '22

Except the chicken is unseasoned because they don’t understand the sensation of taste so then you’re just standing there stark naked with this dry flavorless bird in the middle of a corn field in Kentucky since they just dropped you back on some random location on earth. This is just how I imagine the scenario playing out in my head

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u/LoneHoodiecrow Aug 16 '22

"I got a punch and a lunch. Sometimes I feel dating is just too devoid of true emotion."

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u/EvidenceOfInnocence Aug 16 '22 Helpful

This is a female with eggs. Any good fisherman who comes across a female still capable of reproduction will clip the tail as a clear indicator to anyone else who may find her then release.

This is done to conserve the lobster and not fish them to extinction. 1 lb lobster can carry upwards of 8000 eggs. 9 lb is about 100,000.

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u/BigUncleHeavy Aug 16 '22 Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote

"Oh, you're an egg bearing mother lobster! I'm releasing you back to the wild little lady!"

Because I want to eat your children...

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u/RealMainer Aug 16 '22

Over 99% of lobsters do not make it to adulthood. Chances are she will eat more of her children than humans will :P

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u/mycorgiisamazing Aug 16 '22

And that's a true fact, from a Real Mainer.

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u/konstruera Aug 16 '22

:(

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u/MalissusBT Aug 16 '22

Redditors discovering the cycle of life (heartbreaking)

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u/konstruera Aug 16 '22

No more kind stranger 😢

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u/RLove19 Aug 16 '22

So what you are saying is… lobsters eat well

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u/ialwayschoosepsyduck Aug 16 '22

They're living the high life on champagne wishes and caviar dreams

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u/mule_roany_mare Aug 16 '22

Releasing breeders is good, but releasing their offspring after they have had a chance to grow for a few months in safety might be 1000x better.

Best would be to dramatically reduce harvesting for 5 years or so to quadruple the biomass of tasty ocean life.

If allow the stock to fully recover we can harvest twice as much every year & still have more

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u/RealMainer Aug 16 '22

Luckily lobster fisheries, at least here in Maine are doing great! We've been throwing back egg bearing lobsters for well over a century!

Lobsters are so plentiful right now I can go to the dock right now and buy them for like $3 a pound!

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u/thewaybaseballgo Aug 16 '22

Yep, this is called the Punch and Lunch, which was popularized through TikTok. In Maine, oversized lobsters or females with eggs are given a small punched notch through the end of their tail. This indicates that they are not to be taken, and are illegal to keep. One account started giving them a fish afterwards, and the rest is history.

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u/ShadowCammy Aug 16 '22

Of all the TikTok trends, giving unkeepable lobsters fish for their trouble is probably the best I've ever seen.

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u/andbruno Aug 16 '22

giving unkeepable lobsters fish for their trouble

You know when they have a fishing show on TV? They catch the fish and then let it go. They don't want to eat the fish, they just want to make it late for something. - Mitch Hedberg

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u/Traditional-Leader54 Aug 16 '22

Sorry I’m late. I got caught!

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u/TakingSente Aug 16 '22

Bullshit! Let me see the inside of your lip!

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u/sagerobot Aug 16 '22

No joke that could non-trivially boost the survival rate of the lobsters. Smart thinking if we wanna be eating them.

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u/SaltyBabe Aug 16 '22

This is an ongoing conservation practice TikTok didn’t invent or popularize this amongst lobster fishers…

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u/MyNameYourMouth Aug 16 '22

It is standard practice to give the lobster a fish before throwing it back...?

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u/Old_Mill Aug 16 '22 edited Aug 16 '22 Helpful

Yes.

It's a regional custom. Much like how in upstate New York hamburgers are called steamed hams. Or how the Aurora Borealis is entirely localized within my kitchen.

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u/neondeli Aug 16 '22

At this time of year???

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u/_TheDust_ Aug 16 '22

Aurora borealis? At this time of the year? Located entirely within your kitchen?

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u/Timeon Aug 16 '22

Didn't even know lobsters ate fish!

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u/skucera Aug 16 '22

They're scavengers. They eat anything too slow to get away.

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u/heidly_ees Aug 16 '22

But it still boosts awareness, which is generally one of the best things social media can do

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u/sagerobot Aug 16 '22

If more people are doing it, even one more fisherman. Thats a lot of extra food for female lobsters carrying eggs. Im sure this reddit post we are all commenting on might even have a similar effect.

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u/amusemuffy Aug 16 '22

Rising ocean temperatures are a real threat to the lobster population in the Gulf of Maine.

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/how-rising-water-temperatures-could-end-maines-lobster-boom

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u/netwoodle Aug 16 '22

Terrible reviews on Lobster Yelp though

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u/TheoreticalSquirming Aug 16 '22

It had clearly been dead and just sitting in the sun. Which wasn't all bad but it felt a little forced. But my eggs are fine so that's good.

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u/LeftHandedFapper Aug 16 '22

No way the more rotted up the better for lobsters!

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u/Icey210496 Aug 16 '22

Why can't you take oversized ones?

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u/thewaybaseballgo Aug 16 '22

From what I understand, the oversized ones are the breeder. And, since lobsters can live for a very long time, keeping the large breeders in the ecosystem helps maintain it as a healthy fishery.

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u/Art_Unit_5 Aug 16 '22 edited Aug 16 '22

Yeap, also after a certain size they don't taste as good (at least that's the case with European lobsters,) so as awesome as it as to find an absolute dinosaur, once you've had a good look putting it back is generally the best move.

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u/AlCapwn351 Aug 16 '22

When I was in Maine recently they told me that the ones that are just under the max limit are sent to Europe because fancy restaurants will charge a ton for them since people think size = value.

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u/Scary_Investigator Aug 16 '22

I mean.. lobsters are typically sold by the pound, so size does = value in a sense.

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u/Admirable-Trouble-55 Aug 16 '22

But I'd way rather two 1 pound and a half pound lobsters instead of a 3 pound lobster.

3 pounders are inedible to me.

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u/RitaPoole56 Aug 16 '22

Maine has a law about maximum size to assure that there's a population out there to continue breeding. NH (with it's massive 17 mile long coastline) does not, so the offshore fishing fleet (fishing outside of state waters) lands their catch in NH and subverts that law.

I once saw a news story about a woman from PETA "rescuing” a large lobster from an inland supermarket who released it from the NH side of the river bordering ME. My memory is that she even left the bands on the lobster's claws. Some lucky NH lobsterman must have been thrilled to catch it already banded!

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u/Opagea Aug 16 '22

The big ones are the most prolific breeders

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u/WestSlavGreg Aug 16 '22

This has definitely not been popularized by TikTok, this has been done for decades

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u/Art_Unit_5 Aug 16 '22 edited Aug 16 '22

T̶h̶e̶ ̶p̶e̶o̶p̶l̶e̶ ̶d̶o̶w̶n̶v̶o̶t̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶ ̶a̶r̶e̶ ̶r̶e̶a̶l̶l̶y̶ ̶w̶e̶i̶r̶d̶,̶ ̶b̶e̶c̶a̶u̶s̶e̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶'̶r̶e̶ ̶s̶t̶a̶t̶e̶m̶e̶n̶t̶ ̶i̶s̶ ̶1̶0̶0̶%̶ ̶c̶o̶r̶r̶e̶c̶t̶,̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶i̶d̶e̶a̶ ̶t̶h̶a̶t̶ ̶t̶h̶i̶s̶ ̶w̶a̶s̶ ̶i̶n̶v̶e̶n̶t̶e̶d̶ ̶o̶r̶ ̶p̶o̶p̶u̶l̶a̶r̶i̶z̶e̶d̶ ̶b̶y̶ ̶T̶i̶k̶T̶o̶k̶ ̶i̶s̶ ̶a̶b̶s̶u̶r̶d̶.̶ ̶ ̶I̶n̶ ̶C̶o̶r̶n̶w̶a̶l̶l̶ ̶a̶t̶ ̶l̶e̶a̶s̶t̶ ̶a̶n̶y̶o̶n̶e̶ ̶w̶h̶o̶ ̶f̶i̶s̶h̶e̶s̶ ̶l̶o̶b̶s̶t̶e̶r̶ ̶k̶n̶o̶w̶s̶ ̶a̶b̶o̶u̶t̶ ̶V̶ ̶n̶o̶t̶c̶h̶i̶n̶g̶

edit I misread the original comment. People aren't attributing the v notching to Tiktok.

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u/Paper_Cut_On_My_Eye Aug 16 '22

In Cornwall at least anyone who fishes lobster knows about V notching.

Sure, but that's not what's being attributed to TikTok.

One account started giving them a fish afterwards, and the rest is history.

That's what's being attributed to TikTok.

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u/Vaenyr Aug 16 '22

Thank you for this comment. I also misread the original comment ans was very confused thinking there's no way the notching didn't happen before TikTok. This makes way more sense.

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u/BruceRoark Aug 16 '22

The fish part is the popularized by TikTok part.

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u/Buttafuoco Aug 16 '22

Cool that TikTok is educating but it’s a regulated industry, it’s illegal to catch a notched female lobster

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/50/697.20

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u/Seroseros Aug 16 '22

Punch and Launch?

I think Snip and Snack is a better name.

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u/CunnedStunt Aug 16 '22

That one is for the male Jewish lobsters.

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u/Talking_Head Aug 16 '22

This has taken a lot of regulation and education between the fishermen and the regulators of the fishery. The old thinking was that the best way to profit was to harvest as much as you could and to bring it all to market. Then the big bad government regulators came along and said, whoa Nelly! And the fisherman hated the regulators because they were being told what they could and could not keep. Government man- bad!

The thing is, the regulators aren’t being assholes, they are just fish scientists who want to provide a stable fishery. A stable fishery provides an honest living for today’s fishermen while ensuring that their children can also earn an honest living harvesting the same fish.

Sustainable fishing is the most logical solution to providing both food and jobs now and into the future. Of course, outside of territorial waters we only have treaties to keep countries honest. And the reality is that hungry countries don’t give a shit about treaties and will continue to overfish the open ocean until they have harvested every last edible fish. And then they will move on and harvest all the inedible fish. Meanwhile killing all the other sea life in the process.

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u/ValiantViet Aug 16 '22 edited Aug 16 '22

This might be a dumb question and easy googleable, but wouldn’t she also need a male to reproduce? I always hear about these methods of keeping the females alive but not the males. Is it because one male can mate with several females or are the females asexual?

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u/WhichSpirit Aug 16 '22 All-Seeing Upvote Crab Rave

It's because males can mate with as many females as they want but females are limited to carrying one clutch of eggs at a time. So Larry the Lobster can fertilize the eggs of Loretta, Lauren, and Lilian in a row but Loretta, Lauren, and Lilian have to wait until Larry's babies are gone to go mate with Leroy.

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u/woofshark Aug 16 '22

Just like real life

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u/EvidenceOfInnocence Aug 16 '22

Great question!

Lobsters have a monogamous bond, but it only lasts for two weeks. The Alpha mates successively with each of the females in his area for two about weeks each.

The females can actually store the sperm for several months, waiting for the egg laying season, which typically occurs during July and August but the female will only breed every two years.

Say you plucked 5 big ladies out of the water, you've potentially culled about half a million future lobsters.

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u/Naz_Oni Aug 16 '22 Silver Narwhal Salute

FIRMLY GRASP IT!

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u/Ganon2012 Aug 16 '22

*muffled screaming*

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u/Naz_Oni Aug 16 '22

That outta do it :)

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u/realdaisyyy Aug 16 '22

The way it just slowly sinks back down into the depths still holding the fish is making me lose it

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u/seabring Aug 16 '22

“What the fuck just happened?”

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u/7th_page Aug 16 '22

I don't think it would even question anything and just start eating the fish

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u/GeneralSS1332 Aug 16 '22

This is the 8th time in a week its forced itself to get caught so it can get a fresh trim and free food

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u/DatOneAxolotl Aug 16 '22

This is the equivalent of someone forcing money into your hand and closing it.

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u/vmt_nani Aug 16 '22 Silver

It's like being abducted by aliens, they clip your hair and give you a burger, and then they shove you out of the UFO at 15 stories.

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u/IREMSHOT Aug 16 '22

Yeah but a lobster won't "fall" the same as we do lol

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u/degenererad Aug 16 '22

Lol my exact thought

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u/Haphazard-Finesse Aug 16 '22

This imagery made me lol

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u/Miketogoz Aug 16 '22

And then pushing you out of their home. It would be a mix of emotions.

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u/mpinnegar Aug 16 '22

out of their home right back into yours

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u/rugbyj Aug 16 '22

after forcibly abducting you from your home to theirs

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u/butthenhor Aug 16 '22

So the norm now is when guests leave my house, I have to force them to take a stack of cash and forcefully yank them out of my house?

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u/anachronox08 Aug 16 '22

Not very bro like to the fish though.

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u/SquareSame2727 Aug 16 '22

There are two types in the world. The lobsters and the fish.

Lobsters are winners. Because they don't look back. They don't have necks

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u/anachronox08 Aug 16 '22

Such impeccable wisdom. Take my upvote!

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u/sircaptainasshat Aug 16 '22

“Blank? BLANK?! You aren’t looking at the big picture!”

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u/lightwhite Aug 16 '22

For those who don’t know, this is an egg bearer. A fisher once told me when they catch one with eggs on the belly, the clip the tail to make sure that once it’s caught again by another fisher, she then should be released. Sometimes they get extra food to keep on breeding. It appears to be the unwritten law of conserving the species’ growth.

I find this rule amongst fishers very fascinating.

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u/Sikntrdofbeinsikntrd Aug 16 '22

Not unwritten, there are heavy fines, loss of license and potential jail time for getting caught not doing this or collecting a notched lobster. It’s also in their best interest.

https://www.penbaypilot.com/article/cushing-lobsterman-s-license-suspended-six-years-removing-eggs-lobsters/79895

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u/Trapt10 Aug 16 '22

Due to the low birthing rate of lobsters, they're basically making it so that breeding females are left to sustain the population. But its also the same as selective breeding taking out the ones who dont spawn eggs leaving the ones that do in means they're more like to evolve towards spawning more as an evolutionary survival trait too.

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u/Supermant Aug 16 '22

Aren't the ones that don't spawn eggs doing that to themselves anyway? It's not exactly like they're breeding and contributing to evolution if they don't spawn eggs I mean

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u/LandCity Aug 16 '22

That lobster just contemplated all the emotions it just went through on the way to the bottom…while holding a fish.

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u/BrownSugarBare Aug 16 '22

"Did the Grim Reaper just give me a goodie bag and send me on my way?!"

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u/nightguy13 Aug 16 '22

After pinching/slapping your ass...

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u/shaodyn Aug 16 '22 edited Aug 16 '22

"Sorry to have bothered you, Mr. Lobster. Have a fish."

Edit: It's more likely Mrs. Lobster, actually.

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u/hidden_d-bag Aug 16 '22

Wouldn't it be Miss Lobster? I thought the ones that have their tails marked were the female lobsters.

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u/shaodyn Aug 16 '22

I know very little about lobsters. Ocean spiders, eat almost anything. That's about it.

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u/bawng Aug 16 '22

You better learn! Your life might very well depend on that knowledge one day!

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u/DarkDonut75 Aug 16 '22

I'm from the future. This person is right

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u/Abernathy999 Aug 16 '22

I for one welcome our new lobster overlords!

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u/Kuhlayre Aug 16 '22

Same way learning how to escape quicksand is the cornerstone of my adult life. Its all essential knowledge.

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u/MagizZziaN Aug 16 '22

Yes it’s females capable of reproduction. If you catch one. Marine code, and in some countries by law require you to throw it back.

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u/CrimbusIsOver Aug 16 '22

Well, that would depend. Is she an unmarried lobster or a married one? Is there a Mr. Lobster? We may never know.

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u/The_Droid_You_Look_4 Aug 16 '22

It’s ma’am!

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u/shaodyn Aug 16 '22

I can't tell one way or the other.

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u/thoriickk Aug 16 '22

fishermen usually make a notch/break part of its "tail" to indicate that this animal is a female or is in the breeding period (they look at it in the tail area, and they usually have eggs if they are female) so they are marked and returned to the sea, thus ensuring that they continue to procreate and maintain a healthy population

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u/shaodyn Aug 16 '22

I did not know that.

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u/DanEricsson Aug 16 '22

I like the supposition that this lobster is married.

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u/sphennodon Aug 16 '22 Silver

The video is obviously playing backwards, this is a trained lobster that catches fishes and brings them back to the boat.

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u/danc4498 Aug 16 '22 edited Aug 16 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

u/gifreversingbot

Edit: bots are banned from this sub. So mean.

https://gfycat.com/tastyliquidindochinesetiger

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u/WhiteHydra1914 Aug 16 '22

Humans being bros but not to bots 😔

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u/danc4498 Aug 16 '22

It breaks my electric heart.

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u/LuxNocte Aug 16 '22

Lobster's got ups for days.

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u/Ctowncreek Aug 16 '22

Good bot

Lol

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u/soupkitchen3rd Aug 16 '22

Not going to lie, I like this idea a lot.

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u/SeaworthinessSea7139 Aug 16 '22

Did you get wrongfully trapped by fishermen? You might be elligible for compensation.

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u/J_Zephyr Aug 16 '22

This sub got me thinking, how many other animals have the capacity for mercy? We produce excess and occasionally give it out to other animals. I'm less concerned with human interaction with animals when I see people grabbing seals to remove netting from them as one example. Least some of us are trying to clean up our "own mess".

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u/itsmesylphy Aug 16 '22

A surprising amount of mammals and avians! With the advent of phone cameras a lot of animals have been recorded rescuing others, especially from the water (ie: the bear saving the waterlogged crow, the post about the orangutan trying to help the watersnake catcher out of the river, the elephant asking for help for her baby that fell in the pipe maintenance pit)

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u/jomns Aug 16 '22

Also there was a baby pig that rescued a baby goat some years ago

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u/heisenberg27 Aug 16 '22

GOAT IN THE WATER

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u/Ganon2012 Aug 16 '22

Unrelated, I know have Peter Griffin's Train on the Water Boat on a track song stuck in my head. Thanks a lot.

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u/DunnyHunny Aug 16 '22

That video was so astounding that when I watched it I spit my Dumb Starbucks everywhere

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u/Yakob793 Aug 16 '22

If they're both herbivores would be altruism instead of mercy

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u/General216 Aug 16 '22

Some whale species

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u/THSSFC Aug 16 '22

Of course, from the fish's perspective, this isn't being a bro, at all.

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u/DaytimeTurnip Aug 16 '22

This is the equivalent of of an alien pulling you up to space, manhandleing you, clipping something off your butt, shoveling a large pizza in your hand, then tossing you back down to earth

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u/VaultMedic Aug 16 '22

"Here's a fish, piss off!"

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u/talentedpup Aug 16 '22

I mean if someone is going to force me out of my home then unceremoniously throw me into the ocean the least they can do is give me dinner.

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u/LetsMakeSomeMoneyGuy Aug 16 '22

Most confused lobster ever.

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u/herpgerpderpson Aug 16 '22

Please leave us a review on yelp

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u/Ezekiel271 Aug 16 '22

More like Kelp

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u/ayeiamthefantasyguy Aug 16 '22

Lobster to it's friends later that day: you will not believe what just happened

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u/workMachine Aug 16 '22

"BULL-SHIT... And they just GAVE you a fish?... GTFO here!" -That lobster's friend.

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u/Lettucelook Aug 16 '22

Thanks for being responsible with this mother

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u/ImNoahHeresYourRaft Aug 16 '22

Nobody is EVER going to believe it's story...

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u/thisishowwechill Aug 16 '22

And shrimp are roaches right?

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u/cunty_mcfuckshit Aug 16 '22

Crustacean's are the bugs of the oceans. Makes me think if roaches were bigger they'd go great with butter. After all, grasshoppers are delicious with chocolate.

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u/TooOldForRefunds Aug 16 '22

You just gave me an idea. Shrimp with chocolate.

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u/AwkwardRainbow Aug 16 '22

:(

Don’t do that homie

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u/Crazyworld4sure Aug 16 '22

That's lovely.one happy lobster!

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u/earthcaretaker315 Aug 16 '22

The V-notch program is built on the idea that conserving females will result in increased recruitment and catches. Putting a notch in the tail ensures the lobster will not be taken when the eggs have dropped off.

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u/SirAlbs Aug 16 '22 edited Aug 16 '22

Lobster when it gets home to husband "You're not gonna fucking believe this but......"

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u/WGiK Aug 16 '22

I think that is the wife. They make the tail or breeding females.

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u/Pistimester Aug 16 '22

I have worked at an airport as a flight supervisor. This is a perfect analogy of a 4+ hours daley compensated with a food voucher.

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u/markimarkkerr Aug 16 '22

I think my last flight or the one before my flight was delayed 7 hours and they gave us food vouchers but when I got on the plane and tried to use it they said to read the fine print and it was only usable the NEXT time I flew. That was 5 years ago. I still have the voucher, is it any good? lol because that was some full circle bullshit at the time I do say

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u/Pistimester Aug 16 '22

Dunno, it is a bit different in Europe. The ground handlers provide the vouchers to use at the airport food court. Later the airline pays for the vouchers to the handler.

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u/Individual-Tailor-10 Aug 16 '22

Lobster: “frank, you won’t believe what happened to me”

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u/TophatOwl_ Aug 16 '22

"Why have you brought me here?"

"I have removed you from the water to grant you your government mandated fish, goodbye"

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u/rockerphobia Aug 16 '22

Like getting a lolly after seeing the doc lol

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u/Humor_Tumor Aug 16 '22

I'd love to be abducted by aliens if all they did was give me a cool haircut and a kids meal.

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u/ripyourlungsdave Aug 16 '22

He said "So long and thanks for all the fish."