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Lobster Institute


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Canadian/U.S. Lobstermen’s Town Meetings
Click here to link to reports on the Lobster Institute’s Canadian/U.S. Town Meetings:

  • 2007- Economic & Socio-economic Influences in the Lobster Industry
  • 2006 – Stock Assessment
  • 2005 – Lobster Fishery Management
  • 2004 – Status of the Lobster Resource

Lobsters and Pain
Our flyer “Some Comments on Cooking Lobsters” (PDF) contains our response to the question, “Do lobsters feel pain?”.

Statistics on the Fishery
The following links will provide recent and historical data on lobster catch rates, etc.

Canadian National: Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans

U.S. National: NOAA Fisheries Office of Science & Technology — Fisheries Statistics Division

Maine: Department of Marine Rsources

Massachusetts: Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries


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Contact Information

Lobster Institute
210 Rogers Hall
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: (207) 581-2751 | Fax: (207) 581-2744E-mail: lobsterinstitute@maine.edu
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
207.581.1110
A Member of the University of Maine System