Lobster in the news

Portland to host international lobster conference in June, AP reports

The Associated Press reported the city of Portland will host the 11th International Conference & Workshop on Lobster Biology and Management June 4–9. The conference will focus on environmental changes affecting the lobster industry. The globalization of the lobster industry also will be a key subject, according to the report. University of Maine marine scientist […]

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Bayer, Billings develop lobster blood skin cream to treat ailments, BDN reports

Bob Bayer, executive director of the University of Maine’s Lobster Institute, and Cathy Billings, the institute’s associate director of communications and development, are creating a skin cream from lobster blood to treat dry skin, chapped lips, cold sores, minor cuts and burns, the Bangor Daily News reported. Bayer and Billings are partners in Lobster Unlimited, […]

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CBC News cites Steneck in report of large lobster being saved

Robert Steneck, a professor of marine sciences at the University of Maine, was quoted in a CBC News report about a 23-pound live lobster at a seafood shop in Alma, New Brunswick. At her grandfather’s urging, a Halifax woman called the store to see what could be done to save the lobster, according to the […]

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Atlantic cites Lobster Institute statistics in report on industry changes

The Lobster Institute at the University of Maine was mentioned in an article published by The Atlantic that looked at changes in the lobster fishing industry. The article featured an interview with a fisherman from Vinalhaven, Maine, who discussed changes, including fishing and population stress as well as climate change, and how they affect the […]

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CNBC cites Lobster Institute in report on food trucks, lobster prices

CNBC spoke with Bob Bayer, director of the University of Maine’s Lobster Institute, for a story on the surging demand for lobster in the U.S. and abroad. “Lobster demand usually follows the stock market and general economy,” Bayer said. “When the economy is good, lobster demand is good.” The story also notes one of the […]

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Study finds warming waters threaten young lobsters, BDN reports

The Bangor Daily News and Associated Press reported on newly published research that found the Gulf of Maine’s lobster population could suffer if water temperatures keep rising. The research, conducted at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center and Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, is the only published study focused on how larvae of the American […]

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