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October 5, 2014

Sweden

Lobster Farming Project

 

The University of Gothenburg has launched a new, four-year project to encourage lobster farming in Sweden.

 

Susanne Eriksson, senior lecturer at the University of Gothenburg’s Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, said, “This spring we hope that there will be many small lobsters at Kristineberg, which will be used in the project.”

 

The project will concentrate on small-scale farming projects.

 

It takes about two to three years for northern lobsters to reach harvest size.

 

If lobster farming takes off, Eriksson hopes it will ease some of the fishing pressure on Sweden’s wild lobsters.

 

Information: Dr. Susanne Eriksson, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Box 100, SE-405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden (phone +46-31-7869525, email susanne.eriksson@bioenv.gu.se, webpage http://www.gu.se/english/).

 

Source: GöteborgDaily.  GU Project Probes Potential of Lobster Farming.  Ben Kendall.  October 1, 2014.

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