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Research Concludes Maine Conservation Technique Helped Drive Lobster Population Boom

Jan 22, 2018

Lobster conservation techniques pioneered by Maine fishermen helped drive a population boom that's led to record landings this century. That's the conclusion of new, peer-reviewed research published today. 

The paper also finds that lobstermen in southern New England could have used the same techniques to prevent or at least slow the collapse of their fisheries — even in the face of climate change — but they didn't.

Senior GMRI Scientists Involved in the Project: