HARTFORD - State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is urging the American Lobster Management Board to consider alternatives to a possible five-year ban on lobster fishing south of Cape Cod.

Blumenthal says the ban is "draconian" and would devastate those who earn a living by lobstering if it went into effect.

"The alternatives, for example, are to stop harvesting lobsters with eggs or stopping lobstering in certain selected areas, but not a draconian across-the-board ban," Blumenthal says.

The American Lobster Management Board is scheduled to meet tomorrow in Rhode Island.