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In an effort to improve the understanding of lobster stocks, a lobster-monitoring project was developed and implemented in 2004 throughout Lobster Fishing Areas (LFAs) in Newfoundland and Labrador. The lobster project continues in 2014 and consists of two initiatives. First, FFAW lobster science log books are distributed to commercial lobster harvesters in the designated areas for their voluntary completion throughout the season.  Second, at-sea biological technicians collect information such as carapace length, sex, presence of berried females, v-notched females and bottom habitat. All data collected is fully incorporated into the Newfoundland Lobster Stock Assessment.