Lobster Sampling Program Hires a Lobster Scientist, Who Must Have Trouble Holding a Pen


lobster sampling programAUGUSTA — The Department of Marine Resources has hired a new scientist to lead its lobster sampling program. Katherine Thompson, a Ph.D. student in marine biology at the University of Maine, will be responsible for the coordination, implementation and participation in the lobster sea sampling program in all seven of the state’s lobster management zones and will oversee the department’s juvenile lobster ventless trap survey. Thompson’s responsibilities will include supervision of DMR scientific staff and contractors who participate in those programs. The sea sampling program places trained observers onto commercial lobster boats to gather data on the near shore lobster fishery. (read more at the Ellsworth American)

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