Please be healthy and safe.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lobster Institute is still taking calls, emails and receiving mail.  Please let us know how we can serve you during this crisis.  See the menu to the left for resources and information relevant to the lobster industry.  We will do our best to keep this as updated as possible.

BONUS ACCESS:  Free viewing of “Lobster Wars”, featuring Lobster Institute Director Rick Wahle, courtesy of University of Maine Fogler Library URSUS network.  Click here.


Please Support the Institute as we work for and with the lobster industry to reach our goals!



Proceedings Summary of the Lobster Institute’s 2020 Canada/U.S. Lobster Town Meeting Now Available Here.

Audio Recording Links Available Here.

































Featured Resource

2020 Race To Save The Planet: Swing States
Premieres Wednesday (June 17, 2020) at 9PM ET / 8PM CT on The Weather Channel.   Lobster Institute Director Rick Wahle was interviewed for this program.
Click here to see SBDC Webinars on re-opening business during COVID-19, best practices for producers/manufacturer, and other pertinent topics.

Our Mission

“To foster collaboration and communication in support of a sustainable and profitable lobster industry in the Northeast U.S. and Canada.”                     

Pour parrainer la collaboration et la communication en soutien d’une pêche durable et profitable de l’industrie du homard du Nord-Ouest des É.-U. et du Canada.”

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