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Overfished lobsters get big and plentiful when offered safe haven

Close-up of a bucket of lobsters with taped claws

A European lobster. The species’s population rebounded in Norwegian waters where lobster fishing was prohibited. Credit: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty

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Nature 611, 639 (2022)



  1. Sørdalen, T. J., Halvorsen, K. T. & Olsen, E. M. Proc. R. Soc. B https:/// (2022).

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