Lobster in the news

Maine Public interviews Wahle about new lobster studies

Maine Public interviewed Rick Wahle, a research professor in the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences and director of the Lobster Institute at UMaine, about two new studies of lobsters along the northeastern Atlantic coast. Wahle is an author of both studies, which look at possible reasons for the dramatic rise in Gulf of […]

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Researchers predict end of state’s lobster boom, media report

The Portland Press Herald, Mainebiz and Associated Press cited University of Maine research in an article about the future of Maine’s lobster industry. A new study led by UMaine alumnus Noah Oppenheim, executive director of San Francisco’s Institute for Fisheries Resources, predicts lobster landings will fall 20–40% in the next four to five years in […]

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CBC interviews Wahle about Northumberland Strait warming, lobsters

CBC interviewed Rick Wahle, director of the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine, for an article about climate change-related warming in the Northumberland Strait near Prince Edward Island, Canada and the effects it could have on the lobster fishery. Wahle, who has surveyed the waters off PEI, said the good news was that there […]

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Media publish UMaine news release on collaboration to fund lobster research

Mainebiz, Boothbay 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 […]

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