Scituate: Grant Funds Innovative Technology to Research Lobsters

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Over $100,000 in grant funding awarded to the Town of Scituate will be used on innovative technology to research and collect data on lobsters.

Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, who chairs the Seaport Economic Council, was in Scituate Tuesday to announce that $133,000 will go towards project “Lobster Net”

 

Executive Director for the Massachusetts Lobsterman’s Association, Beth Casoni, says censors will be put into lobster pots turning them into data collection devices, something that has never been done before.

 

The award comes after winning the Seaport Economic Council Grand Challenge where groups were asked to submit proposals for projects that incorporate technology to address important opportunities within the marine economy.

 

 


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