Media advance seminar about lobster industry, climate change

The Wiscasset Newspaper, the Lincoln County News and The Free Press shared a media release about the University of Maine Darling Marine Center’s virtual seminar at 10:30 a.m. July 10. Robert Steneck, professor of oceanography, marine biology and marine policy in the School of Marine Sciences, will talk about “Maine’s changing lobster fishery: some direct and indirect impacts of climate change.” “Challenges for this fishery have never been greater,” he said. “Today, the economic impact of COVID-19, international trade problems, concerns about the northern right whale and bait shortages all weigh heavily on everyone who fishes for lobsters on the Maine coast. A less conspicuous concern relates to the warming Gulf of Maine.” Steneck’s talk will kick off the DMC’s three-part summer science summer series, which includes presentations July 24 and Aug. 7. To register for the July 10 seminar and learn more about the series, visit the DMC website