News Feature

Originally published in Compass, June 26, 2014
Penobscot East releases second lobster handling video, Shrinkage!

Preventing Shrinkage! featuring Skip and Thomas Werner of Portland has recently been released. It is the second in a series of short videos that is “sure to make you laugh, think, and share,” according to a press release from Penobscot East Resource Center.

Shrinkage is a big issue for lobstermen in Maine. Shrinkage occurs when lobsters die in the market chain due to rough handling or poor water and oxygen circulation. This dead-loss is usually reflected back down the market chain to affect prices paid to fishermen at the dock. This video is funny, but the message is serious: Better product handling could mean higher prices paid to fishermen.

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