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

Read This Next

The Maldives is being swallowed by the sea. Can it adapt?
How cruise lines are adapting to COVID-19 in the age of Omicron
Siberian tigers are being hunted at night for their body parts

Go Further

Subscriber Exclusive Content

Why are people so dang obsessed with Mars?

How viruses shape our world

The era of greyhound racing in the U.S. is coming to an end

See how people have imagined life on Mars through history

See how NASA’s new Mars rover will explore the red planet

Why are people so dang obsessed with Mars?

How viruses shape our world

The era of greyhound racing in the U.S. is coming to an end

See how people have imagined life on Mars through history

See how NASA’s new Mars rover will explore the red planet

Why are people so dang obsessed with Mars?

How viruses shape our world

The era of greyhound racing in the U.S. is coming to an end

See how people have imagined life on Mars through history

See how NASA’s new Mars rover will explore the red planet