month : 07/2018 21 results

Lobster Settlement Numbers Still a Concern

Last August, The Navigator reported on some potentially disturbing findings that emerged from the 2016 American Lobster Settlement Index (ALSI). The University of Maine-based ALSI is an annual monitoring program that quantifies the pulse of newly-settled lobsters that repopulate rocky, coastal nursery grounds in New England and Atlantic Canada. Examining this segment of the lobster life history, according to the Index, is especially valuable because it is the only time when one can identify, ...