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In Maine, More Lobsters Than They Know What to Do With ....

Chris Becker for TheNew York Times

Crates of lobsters floating along the Greenhead Lobster pier in Stonington, Me.




By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE



Published: July 28, 2012






STONINGTON, Me. — Lobsters are flooding the market here.








Chris Becker for The New York Times

Tim Eaton, 47, unloading his biggest lobster haul ever, 2,028 pounds caught in a 12-hour day.






A combination of warm weather and good conservation techniques has led to what could end up being a record lobster harvest across Maine waters. 


The glut is particularly noticeable here in Stonington, a fishing village on an archipelago by the Atlantic Ocean that has more lobster “landings,” or catches, than anywhere in the state.



But the bounty has come with a downside for fishermen. A relatively warm winter prompted soft-shell lobsters to appear in June, about a month early, and their abundance turned into an overabundance.




That caused a huge backup in the sea-to-table supply chain. And for the fishermen, the law of supply and demand has forced th…

PAKISTAN: Mango exporters face losses due to lack of logistics facilities ...

By Tanveer Sher




KARACHI: Lack of logistics facilities coupled with non-cooperation by Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and foreign shipping companies inflicted financial loses to the mango exporters during the current year.





During the current season, mango export target had been set at 1.5 million tonnes to be accomplished by the month of September, however like previous year the target appears to an uphill task spurred by the logistic problems which has emerged as the single most deterrence factor towards realisation of cherished objective.



During the last 2 months, hardly 73 thousand tonnes of mango have been exported so far and keeping in view the ongoing slow export progress, by the end of the September around 25,000 tonnes more of the fruit is anticipated to be exported thus a total of 100,000 quantity is likely to be exported which is far below compared to the set goal.





Waheed Ahmad, co-Chairman of All Pakistan Vegetable and Fruit Exporter Association, blamed foreign shipping …

MANGO HABANERO ONO TACOS FROM RUBIOS ....

The Most Stunning Photos of 2012... So Far!

Even now, this planet is so full of beautiful sights. 

Here are the most beautiful, breath taking photos taken this year so far.

 Enjoy.







A seahorse inspects a diver's watch ...









An illuminated snow tunnel in Russia ...









Everybody was kung fu fighting ...









The honeybee’s final sting ...








Street artist Sainer goes big in Poland ...








Mount Rainier casting a shadow on clouds ...









First contact ...








The Irish Sky Garden crater ...








Moon bridge in Dahu Park , Taipei ...








Flight of the devil rays ...








Gásadalur Village in the Faroe Islands ...








World’s edge ...








The Capilano suspension bridge in Vancouver ...








Fractal patterns in dried out desert rivers ...








Meditating monks at Pongour Falls ...








A sunset eclipse ...