Lobster in the news

Media cite Lobster Institute statistics in report on calico lobster

The Associated Press, The Baltimore Sun, CNN, Bethesda Magazine and Chesapeake Bay Magazine cited a statistic from the University of Maine Lobster Institute in a report on a calico lobster found in a shipment last month from Maine to Ocean City Seafood in Silver Spring, Maryland. The lobster is being held in a special tank and might be […]

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Press Herald quotes Wahle in article on turning lobster shells into plastic

The Portland Press Herald quoted Rick Wahle, a professor of marine biology and director of the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine, in the article, “Researchers find new way to convert lobster shells into durable plastic.” Researchers at McGill University in Montreal are creating plastic from chitin, a material present in the exoskeletons of […]

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MLCA’s Landings reports on Bayer’s retirement

The October 2018 issue (Vol. 26, No. 10) of Landings, the newsletter of the Maine Lobstermen’s Community Alliance, reported on the retirement of Bob Bayer, former director of the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine. Bayer, 74, grew up in New York and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in animal science at the University […]

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Wahle quoted in Bloomberg article on lobsters, trade war

Richard Wahle, a professor of marine sciences and director of the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine, was quoted in a Bloomberg article about the lobster industry and the trade wars affecting it, and factors contributing to lobster population decline. Wahle’s American Lobster Settlement Index has revealed a noticeable drop in the population of […]

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Chinese Central Television interviews Wahle about tariff impacts on Maine lobster

China Central Television (CCTV) spoke with Richard Wahle, a professor in the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences and director of UMaine’s Lobster Institute, for a report about tariff impacts on Maine’s lobster industry. Wahle said lobster is a very valuable fishery to Maine, and the most valuable single-species fishery in the nation. “The […]

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Wahle’s lobster research featured in Down East magazine

Down East magazine published an article focused on research conducted by Richard Wahle, a professor in the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences and director of UMaine’s Lobster Institute. After more than 30 years of ever-increasing landings, the Maine lobster catch plunged 16 percent in 2017, and scientists and fishermen are concerned that it […]

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Media cite Lobster Institute statistics in reports on calico lobster

Portland Press Herald, Kennebec Journal, Food & Wine, NECN, The Daily Astorian and the Associated Press cited statistics from the University of Maine Lobster Institute in reports about a calico lobster. Caught off the coast of Pine Point in Scarborough, Maine by lobsterman Anthony Belanger, the lobster is being kept at Belanger’s workplace, Scarborough Fish & […]

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Media quote Bayer in reports on lobster sedation method

The Portland Press Herald, The Washington Post, the Bangor Daily News, U.S. News & World Report and the Mount Desert Islander 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. […]

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