Sea Grant is hosting a “listening session” on Friday, Oct. 26th to better understand the key research questions for understanding and managing American lobster in the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank, including the effects of environmental changes on migration, growth, and maturity.

The goal of the listening session is to uncover what these questions are and where they fall in the scientific and management landscapes. The information gathered from the session will be used to inform both the research and extension-focused elements of the National Sea Grant College Program lobster initiative.

Sea Grant is not soliciting information in the form of recommendations for Requests for Proposals or agency management actions.

The Listening Session runs from 1:00 – 3:30 pm on Friday October 26th at the NOAA Fisheries Greater Atlantic Fisheries Office Gloucester, MA.  There will also virtual participation via conference call or  satellite locations person in at Sea Grant locations in Rhode Island and Woods Hole. Find information below.



In Person

Hearing Rooms A & B |NOAA Fisheries Greater Atlantic Fisheries Office
55 Great Republic Dr., Gloucester, MA 01930

Please arrive by 12:45 pm and bring a photo id for security.

If you plan to attend in person, please email to ensure there is adequate seating.


Web Ex

Event address for attendees (must use computer not mobile device to connect to Web Ex)
Event number
: 408 392 021

Event password: Meeting123


Conference Call in Information:

Conference Line:  866-647-1746

Participant Code:  6042534



Comments in Writing

Submit your comments in writing to now through 11:59 pm on November 2nd


Sea Grant Satellite Locations (listen and participate via Web Ex)

  • Rhode Island:URI’s Graduate School of Oceanography (Bay campus), Coastal Institute building, large conference room, 220 South Ferry Rd, Narragansett, RI
  • Woods Hole MA: WHOI, Smith Laboratory Conference Room, 86 Water St, Woods Hole, MA 02543

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