DMR Lobster Monitoring, Assessment, and Research Programs

Basket of Lobsters  Lobster Monitoring and Assessment

This lobster program is the longest running, on-going, catch and effort study within the Department. In addition to lobster landings statistics, this program has been collecting statistical information on the commercial and natural population of lobsters along the Maine coast for over 40 years. The program collects valuable data on lobster catch as well as discards and bycatch which are directly used in the lobster stock assessment as well as in other studies.

Newly settled tiny lobster  Lobster Life History Research

Lobster Research Collaborative diagram  Other DMR Lobster Research

Contacts

Kathleen Reardon - Senior Lobster Biologist, Monitoring and Assessment
Jesica Waller - Senior Lobster Biologist, Life History
Matt Davis - Sea Sampling and Ventless Trap Survey Coordinator
Robert Russell - Settlement Survey Coordinator