Abbot Library to host ‘Lobsters vs. Cod: Insights into the lobster boom in the gulf of Maine”

Lobster populations have been increasing consistently over the past two decades and now constitute one of the most valuable fisheries in the United States. Based on research in the coastal waters of the Gulf of Maine, Professor Grabowski’s talk will explore the roles of management and herring bait use, in paving the way for this uptick in lobster abundance. Then, the collapse of groundfish populations, such as Atlantic Cod, will be considered. This development has influenced not only lobster survival, but, in addition, has impacted lobster behavior.  Collectively, each of these changes has contributed to the recent expansion of the iconic New England lobster fishery. continued @ Boston Globe

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