SUSTAINABILITY AT WORK
PARTNERING IN SCIENCE
Maine Lobster is just one part of the ecosystem of Maine’s waters. Responsibly protecting the marine environment is not only vital to Maine’s economy, but to the Maine way of life.
Maine lobstermen have partnered with scientists and marine biologists for decades to sustain Maine’s lobster population and marine life through research projects, monitoring and collaboration.
PRESERVING OUR OCEANS
Maine is not immune to the challenges of climate change, but Mainers are approaching these challenges like they always have – boldly.
Maine lobstermen work alongside environmental groups and scientists to monitor the health of Maine’s waters and evolve the industry to adapt to climate change. This has included things like diversifying their businesses through aquaculture.
MAINTAINING COASTAL COMMUNITIES
To the people of Maine, lobster is more than a meal. It’s a shared heritage and a way of life. To make sure lobstermen and their coastal communities continue to thrive, traditions and practices have been passed down generations to help sustain the resource and Maine’s ecosystem.
PROTECTING RIGHT WHALES
For decades, Maine lobstermen have proactively worked to effectively protect Maine’s marine life – including endangered North Atlantic right whales. From removing rope lines from the ocean to experimenting with new technologies, Maine lobstermen continue to work together to coexist with right whales while ensuring the health of the Maine Lobster fishery.