An American Icon: Understanding the Maine Lobster Industry
As the oldest continuously operated industry in North America, the Maine Lobster fishery is a New England icon. For the Mainers it sustains, many of whom come from multi-generational lobstering families, it represents a defining part of the culture and identity of coastal Maine. Driven by independently owned local businesses, it is an economic powerhouse that contributes over $1 billion to Maine’s economy each year for businesses on and off the water. Learn what sets this industry apart and how it continues to bolster its local communities and economy.
Join us for a webinar discussing the legacy of the iconic Maine Lobster industry. Hear from Maine lobsterman, Jim Dow, and Dr. Bob Bayer of the University of Maine as we discuss:
- The history of the fishery dating back to the 1600s
- The integral role the fishery has played defining Maine’s identity
- How an industry driven by small, local businesses has developed a thriving coastal economy worth over $1 billion annually
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