High-tech lobsters foil crime, still die

Published: August 22nd, 2008

CBC News reported this week on a recent Department of Fisheries and Oceans sting that involved planting microchipped lobsters in poachers’ traps.

The poachers had been laying unmarked traps off the coast of Newfoundland’s Burnt Islands. “During a stakeout of the area, officers saw three men hauling two of the untagged traps from the water and approached the men. Officers searched their boat and found all six microchip (sic)

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