Table 1. Fishermen’s responses to the question ‘How effective are each of the following laws in conserving the lobster stock?’

Law Very Effective (%) Somewhat Effective (%) Not Effective (%) Number Answering
Minimum size measure 90.4 8.7 .9 686
Maximum size measure 61.9 27.5 10.6 679
V-notch 90.9 7.6 1.5 685
Traps only 76.6 16.9 6.4 668
Escape vent 77.7 18.7 3.6 691
Prohibition on taking eggers 95.5 3.6 .9 689