Larger Lobsters Being Grown in Captivity
June 12, 2012
Bangor Daily News reports on “breakthrough research” in rearing lobsters in captivity—not that there is any shortage of lobsters in Maine.
Researcher Brian Beal of the Downeast Institute has learned how to grow lobsters until they are several inches long—big enough to settle to the bottom when they are released and possibly to improve their survival rate. He has also found a way of placing identifying tags on the “bugs” that will survive several sheddings. If tagged lobsters show up in traps after being released, it will help officials track how many of them are surviving in the wild.