SOUTH PORTLAND — Scores of lobstermen from the U.S. and Canada are gathering in Maine to discuss issues affecting the fishery on both sides of the border.

More than 100 lobstermen have registered for the eighth annual Canadian-U.S. Lobstermen’s Town Meeting, a two-day event that starts today at the DoubleTree Hotel in South Portland.

The meeting is put on by the University of Maine’s Lobster Institute and rotates each year between the Portland area and St. John, New Brunswick.

Lobster Institute Executive Director Bob Bayer says participants will be discussing issues such as marine debris, aquaculture, lobster bait and the potential impacts of offshore wind development.

Lobstermen will also meet with researchers on various lobster topics.

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