- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 24, 2016

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Maine’s marine resources department is providing grant funding to four organizations for research and education involving lobsters.

The largest grant will go to University of Maine System in the amount of slightly more than $127,000. It will help the university develop a project called “A Proactive Approach to Addressing Lobster Health in the Context of a Changing Ecosystem.”

The university system will focus its project on how changes in the ocean can impact lobster reproduction and the animals’ susceptibility to disease.

The other grants will go to Penobscot East Resource Center, the Maine Lobstermen’s Community Alliance and Colby College.

Colby’s grant of more than $81,000 will help the college perform an analysis of the economic impacts of the lobster supply chain in Maine.

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