Bill Aims to Help Maine’s Lobster Industry

January 30, 2020 Paul Dwyer, WABI

The bill would direct the Department of Public Safety to exempt intrastate vehicles and drivers carrying live lobsters from hours-of-service restrictions.

Maine Plan Aims to Reduce Lobstering Impact on Right Whales

January 8, 2020 The Associated Press

Maine’s proposal for protecting endangered right whales from entanglements in lobster gear would maintain the status quo for the number of trap lines in inshore waters where most traps are located while reducing the number of lines farther offshore, officials said Friday.

Lobster Catch Headed For Decline, Not Crash, Scientists Say

The new studies, both published with University of Maine scientists as lead authors, show a fishery in which warming waters off Maine have changed the dynamics of the lobster population.

Grant to Help Find New Markets For Maine Lobster

Trade wars can make for strange bedfellows, but few pairings would seem stranger than Maine’s lobster industry and Food Export USA-Northeast, a nonprofit group that works with the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry and nine other state agriculture departments throughout the Northeast to promote the export of “food and agricultural products” from the region.

Maine to Get $ 2M for Gulf of Maine Lobster Research

Two million dollars in federal funds will help fund a wide range of Gulf of Maine research projects aimed at advancing the understanding of the American lobster and create a regional lobster extension program.