AUGUSTA — Maine is promoting the coordinator of its lobster monitoring programs to the role of lead lobster biologist for the state.

Kathleen Reardon has coordinated the state Department of Marine Resources’ lobster monitoring programs for the past 10 years. She is succeeding Carl Wilson as lead lobster biologist. Wilson became director of the Marine Resource Department’s science bureau in February.

A spokesman for the department says Reardon will direct and coordinate a comprehensive lobster monitoring program. The program will include sea sampling and trap surveys. She will also oversee management of the scallop, urchin, shrimp and large whale research and monitoring programs.

Reardon holds a dual master’s degree in marine biology and marine policy from the University of Maine.


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