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Lobstermen and researchers are engaging in cooperative research, especially to collect `real
 

Summary: Lobstermen and researchers are engaging in
cooperative research, especially to collect `real
time'informationonLongIslandSound'slobster
fishery. Summer2002wasthefirsttimethatthe
lobster industry was able to use the new
diagnosticservicethathasbeenestablishedas
part of the rapid response system for marine
disease outbreaks. This laboratory began under
a grant from New York State Assembly in direct
response to the lobster fishery disaster of 1999.
In mid-August 2002, several lobstermen became
suspicious when they noticed lobsters showing
symptomsofweakness,withashortshelflife.
This incident began as the lobstermen were in the
last few weeks of the spring/summer season. A
fewlobstermencoordinatedwithNewYorkState
DECtocollectsamplesofdyinglobstersfrom
affectedareas. Specimensweresenttothe
Marine Disease Pathology & Research
Consortium Laboratory at Stony Brook

  

Source: Allam, Bassem - School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, SUNY at Stony Brook

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine; Environmental Sciences and Ecology