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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.

Featured Resource

Maine Congressman Jared Golden is holding two listening sessions by phone for Maine small businesses.  April 8 and April 9 at 6:30. The congressman wants to hear from small businesses about their challenges during the coronavirus crisis and what resources they will need going forward.  To participate, register online at https://golden.house.gov/live.

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