an American lobster

Maine is running out of lobster bait. Is salmon the answer?

Maine’s lobster fishery is one of the country’s most valuable sources of seafood, but lobster bait fish numbers have crashed. Could oft-scorned salmon farms fill the gap?

With the decline of herring, the most popular bait fish for lobster traps, lobstermen must find another source.

Photograph by Fred Bavendam, Minden Pictures/Nat Geo Image Collection

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