Tag Archives: Kathleen Reardon

A mystery is born: Where are all the baby lobsters?

Biologists and lobstermen are growing increasingly worried that the state’s most valuable fishery, which in recent years has boasted record volume and value and accounts for more than 80 percent of Maine’s fishing profit, is about to go bust, a doomsday economic scenario some call the curse of the “gilded trap.” At the center of their concern: The number of baby lobsters found in the Gulf of Maine continues to fall. “We call it the great disconnect,” said Joshua Carloni, New Hampshire’s state lobster biologist. “And as you can imagine, it has us concerned.”,,,  The Seabrook tows found a decline in copepods – tiny planktonic crustaceans that are most likely a staple of the lobster larval diet click here to read the story 08:14

Fish in the Northwest Atlantic Are Going Hungry – New Science From Maine’s Department of Marine Resources Helps To Explain Why. click here to read the article

New lead biologist for lobster monitoring program, to oversee management of scallop, urchin, shrimp and large whale research

Kathleen Reardon has coordinated the state Department of Marine Resources’ lobster monitoring programs for the past 10 years.  Reardon will direct and coordinate a comprehensive lobster monitoring program. The program will include sea sampling and trap surveys. She will also oversee management of the scallop, urchin, shrimp and large whale research and monitoring programs. Reardon holds a dual master’s degree in marine biology and marine policy from the University of Maine. link 12:11