Lobster Listening Session - Oct. 26, 2018

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Friday, October 26, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm

close up photo of a lobster with rubber bands out of the waterSea Grant is hosting a “listening session” on Friday, October 26th from 1:00 – 3:30 pm to better understand the key research questions for understanding and managing American lobster in the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank, including the effects of environmental changes on migration, growth, and maturity.

The goal of the listening session is to uncover what these questions are and where they fall in the scientific and management landscapes. The information gathered from the session will be used to inform both the research and extension-focused elements of the National Sea Grant College Program lobster initiative.

Sea Grant is not soliciting information in the form of recommendations for Requests for Proposals or agency management actions.

The listening session runs from 1:00 – 3:30 pm on Friday, October 26th at the NOAA Fisheries Greater Atlantic Fisheries Office in Gloucester, MA. There will also virtual/remote participation via Web Ex, conference call, and satellite locations. Details below.


In Person:

NOAA Fisheries Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office
Hearing Rooms A & B
55 Great Republic Drive 
Gloucester, MA 01930

Please arrive by 12:45 pm and bring a photo ID for security.

If you plan to attend in person, please email nancy.balcom@uconn.edu to ensure there is adequate seating.


Sea Grant Satellite Locations: 

(Listen and participate via Web Ex with Sea Grant staff)

  • New Hampshire: Seacoast Science Center, 570 Ocean Blvd, Rye, NH 03870
    • Space is limited! Please email Gabby Bradt (gabriela.bradt@unh.edu) if you plan to join the satellite listening session in NH!
  • Rhode Island: URI’s Graduate School of Oceanography (Bay campus), Coastal Institute building, large conference room, 220 South Ferry Rd, Narragansett, RI
  • Woods Hole, MA: WHOI, Smith Laboratory Conference Room, 86 Water St, Woods Hole, MA 02543

Web Ex:

Session URL:(you must use a computer not a mobile device to connect to Web Ex)
https://noaaevents.webex.com/noaaevents/onstage/g.php?MTID=ec9b156d302c7ae6e5b1a5a4a83360537
Event number: 408 392 021
Event password: Meeting123


Conference Call:

Phone number:  866-647-1746
Participant Code:  6042534


Comments in Writing:

Submit your comments in writing to oar.sg-feedback@noaa.gov now through 11:59 pm on November 2, 2018.