November 21, 2012

Food & Dining Dispatches, Nov. 21, 2012

By Meredith Goad
Staff Writer

and Avery Yale Kamila
Staff Writer

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Five courses of gastro pub fare will be served with beers from Gritty’s and Geary’s. Brew master Ed Stebbins will speak between courses about the pairings, brewing, and the history of Maine brewing.

The dinner costs $45 per person and will be held at Gritty McDuff’s, 396 Fore St. To reserve a spot, call 772-2739.

Lobster conference will look at changes in eco-system

The UMaine-based Maine Sea Grant hosts “The American Lobster in a Changing Ecosystem: A U.S.-Canada Science Symposium” Nov. 27 to 30 at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland.
The conference, which features more than 80 scientific talks, will explore how the American lobster has been affected by changes in climate and the food web of the Atlantic.

Rick Wahle, a research associate professor in UMaine’s School of Marine Sciences, is co-chairing the conference along with Andrea Battison of the University of Prince Edward Island and Paul Anderson of Maine Sea Grant.

Other speakers include Jeff Shields of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, who will discuss stressors and diseases; Robert Steneck of UMaine’s School of Marine Sciences, who will look at the changing foodweb; Michael Fogarty of the National Marine Fisheries Service, who will talk about the human dimensions of ecosystem-based management; and Lew Incze of UMaine’s School of Marine Sciences, who will discuss the connections between Atlantic lobster populations.

Registration costs $130, or $80 for students. For more information and to register, visit

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