Team researches socio-economic factors affecting the health of the lobster industry

“The lobster fishery here in Maine is one of the most extensively monitored in the world,” according to Theresa Burnham, a postdoctoral research associate with the University of Maine. One of the few aspects of the catch that isn’t constantly surveyed is the community of people that brings them to market. Historically, no one has tracked the social and economic aspects of the fishery like housing availability, physical and mental health, and whether young people are joining the fleet. Burnham is working with a team of researchers to change that…”

Island Ad-Vantages | March 17, 2022

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