Recently, Kepley BioSystems was featured in the Associated Press news article "Goodbye, herring? Biotech bait gives lobstermen alternative" by Patrick Whittle. The article reviews the decline of forage fish stocks that are used as bait for crab and lobsters, and the need for an alternative to sustain the industry. OrganoBait, the synthetic and renewable bait developed by Kepley BioSystems is discussed and reveals the benefits of an alternative bait, as well as the difficulties it faces in gaining acceptance.
Several photos taken exclusively for the article can be viewed that show Kepley BioSystems in the field testing the bait, including Founder Chris Kepley, President Anthony Dellinger, and researcher, Lee Robertson.
The article can be read on the Associated Press site or by clicking on one of the affiliates.