The Lobster Institute is a center of scholarship and outreach in the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture at the University of Maine. Institute staff engage with the lobster industry, scientists, fishery managers, health regulators, and legislators to address industry priorities through collaborative research, educational workshops and conferences.
- Be UMaine’s center for information and opportunities in lobster research
- Enhance faculty and student engagement with stakeholders and policy makers
- Enhance outreach and visibility
In the News
Penobscot Bay Pilot cites Lobster Institute statistic in report on calico lobster
Lobster Institute statistic cited in media reports on blue lobster found in Cape Cod
Lobster Institute statistic cited in Des Moines Register report on orange lobster
Media publish UMaine news release on collaboration to fund lobster research
News Center Maine quotes Wahle in article on climate change in Maine
Lobster War: The Fight Over the World’s Richest Fishing Grounds
Lobster War is an award-winning feature-length documentary about a conflict between the United States and Canada over waters that both countries have claimed since the end of the Revolutionary War. The disputed 277 square miles of sea known as the Gray Zone were traditionally fished by US lobstermen. But as the Gulf of Maine has warmed faster than nearly any other body of water on the planet, the area’s previously modest lobster population has surged. As a result, Canadians have begun to assert their sovereignty, warring with the Americans to claim the bounty.
Richard Wahle, Director of the Lobster Institute, is one of the researchers featured in the film.
From coast to coast, companies team up to fund UMaine lobster research
AP covers annual Lobstermen’s Town Meeting
Ellsworth American previews Lobstermen’s Town Meeting
Associated Press reports Lobster Institute will host annual meeting
Penobscot Bay Pilot, VillageSoup preview screening of ‘Lobster War’ Feb. 27