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Place of conference
Boothbay Harbor, ME
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences and Maine Department of Marine Resources
Hosted by Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences and Maine Department of Marine Resources, a workshop celebrating the 20th anniversary of the American Lobster Settlement Index convened some 40 scientists, managers, and industry members and guests from New England and Atlantic Canada who have been involved in the monitoring and research linked to the Index over the years. The workshop's aim was to look back at the accomplishments of the Settlement Index over the past two decades and to set future monitoring, research and outreach priorities for the program. Rick Wahle of Bigelow Laboratory and Carl Wilson of DMR coordinated the gathering. Maine Sea Grant helped defray meeting costs. The meeting was divided between two half-day sessions, starting with oral and poster presentations on past and current research and ending with a discussion prioritizing future directions. The island retreat also provided a relaxed atmosphere featuring a Friday evening lobster bake and a Saturday afternoon hike at nearby Damariscove Island, a location that figured prominently in the beginnings of the Index.
Maine Sea Grant, "American Lobster Settlement Index: Looking Back, Looking Ahead 1989-2009" (2009). Maine Sea Grant Publications. 87.
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