07/07/2010 06:37 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Some Lobstermen Want To Tax Themselves

He has been busy setting traps off the San Diego coast for just three seasons, but Shad Catarius is so taken with being a commercial lobster fisherman that he is willing to tax himself $300 a year to help keep the fishery healthy.

It's an unusual position to take in these hard economic times, but it's a belief shared by a large number of lobster hunters who are bracing for serious challenges to their way of life.

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