Data Center Description
The Lobster Conservancy (TLC) works with fishermen and volunteers throughout the Gulf of Maine region to sustain a thriving lobster fishery through science and community. Our approach to scientific research and public education is to actively involve stakeholders in the process of doing science, and to disseminate the knowledge obtained from such research back to stakeholders, as well as fisheries managers and scientists. We study the life of the lobsters from egg to plate by working with citizens from kindergarten to post-retirement. This approach fosters a stewardship ethic by (1) adding to the knowledge base required to understand how to protect the lobster resource, (2) sharing information with policy makers and stakeholders, and (3) creating a sense of community around a resource. TLC's base of operations is located in Friendship, a small fishing village along mid-coast Maine.