Lobster in the news

Billings’ lobster industry book highlighted on WCVB

WCVB (ABC 5 in Boston) highlighted the book “The Maine Lobster Industry: A History of Culture, Conservation & Commerce” by Cathy Billings, formerly with the University of Maine Lobster Institute, in an article about the history of Maine’s lobster industry.

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BDN shares UMaine Machias lobsterman survey 

The Bangor Daily News reported on a survey conducted by University of Maine at Machias associate professor Tora Johnson that polled 106 lobstermen and shellfish harvesters in Hancock and Washington counties and found that barriers to medical care in the injury-prone industry are likely significant contributors to addiction and overdose. Johnson said the burden of […]

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Wahle speaks with AP about declining baby lobster numbers

Rick Wahle, director of the University of Maine Lobster Institute, spoke with the Associated Press about the continuing decline of baby lobster populations. Wahle said the trend of below-average baby lobster settlement numbers in the Gulf of Maine continued in 2021. U.S. News and World Report, WPRI (Providence, RI), News Center Maine, Spectrum News 1, […]

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UPI interviews UMaine personnel about climate change threatening Maine’s lobster industry

United Press International (UPI) interviewed Damian Brady, an associate professor of marine sciences at the University of Maine; Amalia Harrington, a Maine Sea Grant marine Extension associate; and Andrew Goode, a UMaine postdoctoral researcher, about how climate change threatens Maine’s lobster industry and efforts to better understand those possible ramifications. “We’re not too hot for […]

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CUGR announces a record number of student award winners for 2021–22 academic year

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) has announced the winners of the 2021–22 Academic Year Undergraduate Fellowships and Research Experiences, as well as the Maine Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) graduate research fellowships.  CUGR has reported a record number of student projects this year. Despite the challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, this […]

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WCVB highlights UMaine-affiliated lobster research

WCVB (Channel 5 in Boston) reported on University of Maine-affiliated lobster research. The program explored research conducted at the Wells Reserve at Laudholm that was funded by the UMaine Lobster Institute. It also featured Marin Skincare, a startup founded by UMaine alumni Amber Boutiette and Patrick Breeding that sells a specialty skincare product made with […]

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