Supporters of the Lobster Institute

Thank you to all who have supported the Lobster Institute with their financial contributions. For links to our supporters at $100 or higher, please click here.

If you would like to support the Lobster Institute, please click here.

Board of Advisors

Atlantic Offshore Lobstermen’s Association – Dave Borden
Canada Lobster Fishery Area 33-Nova Scotia – John Levy
Canadian Lobster Fishery Area 31A-Nova Scotia – Eugene O’Leary
Conary Cove Lobster – Kathy Heanssler
Connecticut Lobsterman & Restaurant Owner – Bart Mansi
D.B. Rice Fisheries – Lobster Dealer – Dana Rice
Downeast Lobstermen’s Association – Sheila Dassatt
Eastern Fisherman’s Federation, New Brunswick – Melanie Sonnenberg
Fisheries Products International, New Hampshire – Mike Sirois
Lobster Council of Canada – Geoff Irvine
East Coast Seafood Group, Maine and New Brunswick – Michael Tourkistas
Lobster Products, Inc. – Herb Hodgkins
Luke’s Lobster/Cape Seafood – Luke Holden
Maine Department of Marine Resources – Kathleen Reardon
Maine Lobster Dealers’ Association – Annie Tselikis
Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative – Matt Jacobson
Maine Lobsterman – Bill Anderson
Maine Lobsterman – Jason Joyce
Maine Lobsterman – Jack Merrill
Maine Lobstermen’s Association – Jim Dow
Maritime Fishermen’s Union – Michel Richard
Massachusetts Lobsterman – William Adler
Massachusetts Lobstermen’s Association – Beth Casoni
Prince Edward Island Fishermen’s Association – Melanie Giffin
Prince Edward Island Lobsterman – Kenny Drake
Rhode Island Lobstermen’s Association – Lanny Dellinger


UMaine faculty with expressed interests in lobster research and outreach

The Lobster Institute is currently recruiting affiliated faculty to expand the scope and depth of its research programs. For more information, contact Richard Wahle at

James Acheson, Dept. of Anthropology; School of Marine Sciences
Robert Bayer, School of Food & Agriculture
Christine Beitl, Dept. Anthropology; School of Marine Sciences
Jason Bolton, Cooperative Extension
Debbie Bouchard, Cooperative Extension; Director, Aquaculture Research Institute
Damian Brady, School of Marine Sciences
Ian Bricknell, School of Marine Sciences
Yong Chen, School of Marine Sciences
Keith Evans, School of Economics; School of Marine Sciences
Heather Hamlin, School of Marine Sciences
Teresa Johnson, School of Marine Sciences
Heather Leslie, School of Marine Sciences; Director, Darling Marine Center
Denise Skonberg, School of Food & Agriculture; School of
Marine Sciences
Esperanza Sancioff, Cooperative Extension
Bob Steneck, School of Marine Sciences
Joshua Stoll, School of Marine Sciences; Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries
Mario Teisl, School of Economics
Andrew Thomas, School of Marine Sciences
James Wilson (Emeritus), School of Marine Sciences
Richard Wahle, School of Marine Sciences
Huijie Xue, School of Marine Sciences