EurekAlert carries UMaine release about lobster trade research

EurekAlert carried a University of Maine news release about a paper by researchers, including lead author Joshua Stoll of the School of Marine Sciences and the Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions, focusing on global trade related to the lobster industry. The paper maps the global trade routes for lobster, focusing on the obscured relationships between those who catch lobsters and those who consume them. Researchers found that an increasing number of countries are mediating trade between other countries, making it more difficult to track seafood across the supply chain and anticipate changes in demand. Stoll called for more attention toward complex trade routes to reduce “the impacts that global trade has on coastal communities.”