new hampshire sea grant kicks off fisheries roundtable discussion series
Contact: Kirsten Weir
603-749-1565
NH Sea Grant

Jan. 30, 2006

DURHAM, N.H. -- NH Sea Grant will hold the first in a series of Fisheries Roundtable discussions on Wednesday, February 8, from 6:30 8:30 p.m. at the Urban Forestry Center in Portsmouth. The talk is free and open to the public.

Dr. Win Watson, professor of zoology at the University of New Hampshire, will discuss the migration of egg-bearing female lobsters. Dr. Richard Wahle, a research scientist with the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, will lead a discussion about the threat of shell disease in New England lobsters. Discussion topics for the series were chosen with input from local commercial fishermen.

For more information, contact NH Sea Grant extension specialist Ken LaValley at ken.lavalley@unh.edu or 603-862-4343.