Media publish UMaine news release on collaboration to fund lobster research

MainebizBoothbay Register and Refrigerated & Frozen Foods published a University of Maine news release about a $75,000 gift from two seafood companies to fund a fourth field season for a UMaine deep-water lobster settlement monitoring program. The research is an extension of the American Lobster Settlement Index initiated in 1989 by Rick Wahle, research professor in the School of Marine Sciences and director of the Lobster Institute, the release states. The latest season of research will be funded by Portland, Maine-based Ready Seafood Co. and Santa Monica Seafood Co., based in California.