F/V Khristy Michelle
“Born to be a lobster fishermen.”
Fishing out of the largest lobster port in Maine, John hauls approximately 800 traps in scenic Stonington. He has made lobster his life’s business and is situated at the epi-center of Maine’s lobsterland. Recent reports show that 149 million pounds of American lobster were caught in the USA last year, with more than 127 million pounds landed in Maine. This whopping lobster catch number makes up 85% percent of the nations harvest.
Some could say John was born to be a lobster fishermen, with location and family tradition on his side. He and his father are long standing members of the Maine Lobstermen’s Association, an organization with 1200 lobster fishermen members strong. John is now a board member of the organization committed to open communications for the good of the industry. As American lobster remains the largest fishery in Maine, there is a long list of challenges and opportunities.