Media report on new Lobster Institute director

Wiscasset Newspaper and Fisherynation published a University of Maine news release announcing the new director of the Lobster Institute. Richard Wahle, a UMaine marine sciences research professor, has been named director of the institute, effective Sept. 1. He succeeds Robert Bayer, who has directed the institute since 1995 and is retiring from UMaine this year. In his new role, Wahle plans to energize and expand the existing connections of UMaine’s distinguished researchers and communicators to the lobster industry and resource managers in the state and region. Wahle also envisions the Lobster Institute as a major disseminator of information on new developments in research. Mainebiz also reported on Wahle’s appointment.