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Lobster with Yellow bands

2021 & 2022:GMWSRS (Grand Manan Whale & Seabird Research Station), phone # (506-662-3804) is conducting a berried lobster tagging project that will be carried out fall/winter in LFA 38. Each tag has GMWSRS contact info and a unique number, one for each lobster. They are interested in knowing where lobstermen might see these females.

We are continuing to deploy yellow ziptie tags, each with a unique number. This year the tags say “GMWSRS TXT 910-232-9567”   If you see a tagged lobster, please text her with the tag number and location of capture at that cell number. The easiest way is to take a snapshot of the tag number (see photo right) and one of your plotter, and text those to Heather’s phone. You can also call the research station landline at 506-662-3804, or email Heather at [email protected].

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Female Lobster Thermal Preference Study

We are going to attach small temperature loggers to some females. WE NEED TO GET THESE TAGS BACK TO GET THE DATA, so if you see one of these grey thermal tags, please remove it from the lobster and text Heather at 910-232-9567, and we will figure out how to get the tag from you.

Phone: 506-662-3804  Email: [email protected]

The grey TidbiT attached to the lobster can store up to 96,000 measurements and their information can be downloaded via bluetooth.

Lobster with Red Tags

If you catch a lobster tagged with a red T-bar marked “DMC” (pictured), please report details below to Everett Rzeszowski at UMaine by texting/ calling (207) 588-1759 or emailing [email protected].
Red Tagged Lobster_
What to report? Date, location, tag #, length, sex, egg status, v-notch status, cull status. Photographs of tag.
When? If you catch a lobster with a red T-bar “DMC” tag.
How? All information required can be reported by texting or calling (207) 588-1759. Photographs can be sent to (207) 588-1759 or[email protected].
Why? UMaine Darling Marine Center has partnered with Monhegan Island lobstermen to estimate lobster population in the Monhegan Island Lobster Conservation Area through a tagging study. 
Can you keep a tagged lobster? Yes. You can keep a tagged legal lobster. If you report keeping the lobster you will receive a raffle entry.