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Steneck Quoted in Reuters Article on Booming Lobster Population

Robert Steneck, marine biology professor at the University of Maine, was interviewed by Reuters for an article published in the Bangor Daily News titled “Booming lobster population pinches profits for Maine’s fishery.” Steneck said no one knows exactly why lobster populations have increased so quickly, but he thinks it may be from a combination of warming water temperatures, the overfishing of inshore predators and a history of forward-thinking conservation measures.

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