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Lobster -- usually a relatively quiet, steady industry -- was all over the headlines last week after sustainability ranking group Seafood Watch placed the fishery under the "red" section of its traffic-light system. A red light means just what you might think: stop.

That decision put the lobster and broader seafood industry in an uproar, which may be exactly what the group wanted. If so, success.

While some buyers dropped lobster from their product mix as a result, most will likely keep selling it, and simply spend a bit more time fielding questions.

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