Lobster in the news

News Center Maine quotes Wahle in article on climate change in Maine

News Center Maine quoted Rick Wahle, director of the University of Maine Lobster Institute, in an article on the effects of climate change in Maine. Data from the Gulf of Maine Research Institute shows that temperatures in the Gulf have warmed about 2.3 degrees Fahrenheit since 1982, according to the article. Andrew Pershing, chief scientific […]

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AP covers annual Lobstermen’s Town Meeting

The Associated Press covered this year’s Canadian/U.S. Lobstermen’s Town Meeting April 5 and 6 in Portland. The University of Maine Lobster Institute hosted this year’s event, which had a theme of “Two Nations, Two Fisheries: Shared Challenges, Shared Opportunities” and attracted lobstermen, dealers, processors, scientists and others from both countries, according to the article. News […]

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Ellsworth American previews Lobstermen’s Town Meeting

The Ellsworth American previewed the 15th Canadian/U.S. Lobstermen’s Town Meeting, hosted by the University of Maine Lobster Institute April 5 and 6 at the Westin Portland Harborview Hotel. First held in 2004, the meeting alternates between the two countries each year. This year’s theme is “Two Nations, Two Fisheries: Shared Challenges, Shared Opportunities.” Lobstermen, dealers, […]

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Associated Press reports Lobster Institute will host annual meeting

The Associated Press reported the University of Maine Lobster Institute is hosting the 15th annual Canadian/U.S. Lobstermen’s Town Meeting on April 5 and 6 at the Westin Portland Harborview Hotel in Portland. Fishermen in both countries harvest the same species, commonly called the “American lobster” or “Maine lobster,” according to AP. The event alternates between […]

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Penobscot Bay Pilot, VillageSoup preview screening of ‘Lobster War’ Feb. 27

The Penobscot Bay Pilot and VillageSoup previewed a screening of the award-winning, feature-length documentary film “Lobster War: The Fight Over the World’s Richest Fishing Grounds” at 6 p.m. Feb. 27 at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast. Richard Wahle, director of the UMaine Lobster Institute and one of the researchers interviewed for the […]

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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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