Sustaining a Fishery and Its Habitat: The Maine Lobster Industry & Right Whales
Presented By: The Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative & Seafood Source
The Maine Lobster industry has a long history of sustainability. Join us for a webinar with Seafood Source on 10/16 at 1PM EST to learn about the industry’s leadership in protecting right whales and the broader marine ecosystem.
For over two decades, Maine lobstermen have been leaders in right whale conservation – proactively adapting their fishing practices and gear to help preserve and protect the species. As one of the world’s most sustainable fisheries, lobster harvesters go above and beyond to maintain the best-in-class sustainable measures they’ve had in place for over 125 years to protect the quality of their product and the marine environment in which they operate.
Please join Curt Brown, a marine biologist, and Patrice McCarron, Executive Director of the Maine Lobstermen’s Association, as they discuss longstanding efforts taken to protect right whales, recent proposed regulations, as well as sustainability certifications and their impact on the Maine Lobster fishery.