Lobster in the news

Media quote Bayer in reports on lobster sedation method

The Portland Press Herald, The Washington Post and the Bangor Daily News quoted Robert Bayer, the former executive director of the University of Maine Lobster Institute, in reports on a restaurant in Southwest Harbor that has tested a method of using marijuana to sedate lobsters before boiling them. The restaurant’s owner said the method could […]

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Press Herald interviews Wahle about research on baby lobsters in deep water

The Portland Press Herald interviewed Richard Wahle, a professor in the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences and director of UMaine’s Lobster Institute, for an article about his recent research on settlement of juvenile lobsters. The American Lobster Settlement Index, a program hosted by Wahle’s lab, has monitored the number of baby lobsters that […]

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Press Herald quotes Bayer in article on PETA roadside tombstone proposal

The Portland Press Herald quoted Bob Bayer, the executive director of the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine, in an article on the proposal by the group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to install a roadside memorial for the lobsters that died in an Aug. 22 seafood truck rollover on Route […]

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Press Herald quotes Bayer in article on PETA lobster campaign

The Portland Press Herald spoke to Robert Bayer, the executive director of the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine, for an article about a recent poster campaign in the Portland International Jetport by animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). PETA bought a month’s worth of advertisements at the jetport […]

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Fishermen’s Voice interviews Stoll about recent lobster trade study

Fishermen’s Voice interviewed Joshua Stoll, an assistant research professor with the School of Marine Sciences at the University of Maine and the Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions, for an article about Stoll’s recent research on lobster trade. The study maps global trade routes for lobster and analyzes their effects on the relation between those who […]

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Undercurrent News quotes Wahle in article on tariffs, lobster industry

Undercurrent News quoted Rick Wahle, a research professor at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center, in an article on the impact of tariffs on Maine’s lobster industry. Tariffs and the related trade war with China will likely hurt the industry, especially if harvest is decreased. The harvest in 2016 was a record high, while […]

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UMaine researchers to receive funding for lobster research, media report

The Portland Press Herald, Fish Information and Services, The Weekly Packet, The Ellsworth American and the Associated Press reported several research projects at the University of Maine will receive funding obtained by the Maine Department of Marine Resources from the sale of lobster license plates. The funding will go to five UMaine projects led by […]

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