Lobster Institute

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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15th Canadian/U.S. Lobstermen’s Town Meeting April 5–6 in Portland

Editor’s note: Story updated March 11. The 15th Canadian/U.S. Lobstermen’s Town Meeting, hosted by the University of Maine Lobster Institute, will be held April 5–6 at the Westin Portland Harborview Hotel in Portland, Maine. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Two Nations, Two Fisheries: Shared Challenges, Shared Opportunities.” Lobstermen, dealers, processors, scientists and policymakers […]

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UMaine, UMM marine experts to present to legislative committee Jan. 17

University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias marine experts will give a 90-minute briefing to the 129th Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Marine Resources during its Jan. 17 meeting that begins at 1 p.m. The intent of the briefing is to provide an overview of the expertise and resources UMaine and UMM have […]

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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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Lobster fishing

From south to north, young lobsters find cool refuge in deep water

Maine fishermen hauled in 110.8 million pounds of lobsters in 2017 with a value of more than $400 million. While still incredibly large, this volume represented a 16 percent decline and $100 million loss compared to previous years of record-setting landings. Since the late 1980s Maine’s lobster landings have multiplied six fold, while the area […]

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