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Symposium reveals dramatic impacts of climate change on GOM lobster

PORTLAND, ME — Scientists from around the world gathered in Portland Nov. 27-30 to discuss how environmental changes may impact Maine’s most important commercial fishery — lobster.

For years, scientists have warned that global warming one day would affect us all.  And, here in New England, lobstermen felt the impacts of increasing temperatures up close and personal earlier this year, when the highest-ever recorded spring water temperatures prompted an early shed and set into play a cascade of events that resulted in rock-bottom prices.

 

Read the rest and much, much more in the January issue of Commercial Fisheries News. Read online immediately and download for future reference.

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