A project to grow lobsters in the open sea is giving researchers hope that the technology behind stock enhancement could be improved and that lobster farming could provide new prospects for diversification and employment.
Some Maine lobster fishermen are turning to aquaculture in a quest to diversify and give defunct lobster pounds a second chance to produce local seafood.
Following earlier work in southwestern Norway that achieved semi-commercial production of European lobsters, a project has received grant support to develop commercialized land-based recirculating aquaculture of lobsters utilizing geothermal water sources in Iceland.
A multinational project in Lombok, Indonesia, is focused on the identification and monitoring of improved seed collection and grow-out production methods for spiny lobsters.
Although lobster farming is already established in Indonesia, improvements in feed and nutrition, and seed collection would help the industry expand. The diet of trash fish fed to developing lobsters generates waste and is not conducive to good hygiene or
Lobster cage culture has great potential in Indonesia. The current industry consists of about 1,000 small-scale farm units, many of which raise lobsters in polyculture with seaweed and grouper.
A new scalable modular concept for lobster culture developed in Norway relies on automation to perform most production procedures.