Smithsonian cites Lobster Institute in article on Maine’s lobster boom

Smithsonian included information from the University of Maine’s Lobster Institute in an article about Maine’s current lobster boom. Maine has had a commercial lobster industry since the 1700s, according to the article, but today, the state is faced with an unprecedented glut of lobsters. In the early 20th century, once-abundant lobster had become rare, according to the Lobster Institute, and “there were plenty of rumors about lobstermen turning to rum-running along the Maine coast during Prohibition days,” the article states.