$18 million invested in fishing gear innovation to support North Atlantic right whale conservation

NFWF-NOAA funding will help develop and integrate new fishing gear in New England fisheries to help North Atlantic right whale conservation. 

Spiny lobster aquaculture
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Health & Welfare

Spiny lobster aquaculture

Spiny lobsters have a long, complex life cycle. Growing them through larval stages is a particular challenge. Spiny lobster culture is currently centered in Vietnam, where the industry depends on wild-caught animals for stocking and trash fish for feeding.