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The American Lobster Initiative

The Sea Grant American Lobster Initiative, funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Sea Grant College Program, is addressing critical knowledge gaps about American lobster and its iconic fishery in a dynamic and changing environment. The initiative, which began in 2019, supports both scientific research and a regional Sea Grant extension program in the Northeast U.S.

The seven Northeast Sea Grant Programs have developed a collaborative approach to supporting a regionally coordinated American lobster extension initiative, which will complement and enhance the American Lobster Research Program. More information is available at

Guest student internship available

April 4, 2022

Woods Hole Sea Grant American Lobster Research and Outreach Internship Application deadline: May 6, 2022 Internship duration: June 2022 – August 2022 (10-11 weeks) Woods Hole Sea Grant ( is seeking an undergraduate guest student to assist in the program’s activities related to the National Sea Grant American Lobster Initiative ( This internship could be…

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