BAR HARBOR — Joshua Stoll, an assistant research professor at the University of Maine and staff member at the Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries, will discuss sustainability in Maine’s lobster industry Tuesday, April 9, at the College of the Atlantic’s Human Ecology Forum. The free talk begins at 4:10 p.m. in McCormick Lecture Hall.
“Over the past 50 years, the Maine lobster fishery has grown from 16.5 to 120 million pounds and in 2018 landings were worth $484 million,” an announcement from COA said. “With the lobster fishery now accounting for 76 percent of the total value of commercial fisheries in Maine, declines in catch could have significant socioeconomic consequences for coastal communities across the state.
“This presentation explores the role of social buffering in Maine’s lobster fishery, drawing on a longitudinal media analysis from 1990 to present and considers how the increasing globalization of the market for lobster” could present new challenges.
Contact COA at 801-5623.