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10 Myths About Aquaculture

Click here for a must read article published by NOAA debunking some of the common myths about aquaculture in the USA.

And whilst we’ve got you thinking about it…take a look at this recent press release from NOAA “When most people think of fresh seafood from the Northeast, it’s likely that lobster, scallops and cod come to mind. However in this region, aquaculture actually plays a big role in bringing fresh seafood to American consumers’ tables. In fact, in the Northeast, aquaculture production ranks third behind sea scallops and American lobster in value, generating about $161 million annually in revenues.”

New AQUASTATS published by Maine Aquaculture Association!

Aquastats New

 Maine’s Aquaculture Industry Bounces Back!

Latest economic figures demonstrate how much the industry has grown since the crash in 2000.  Click here to read more.



Contact Information

Aquaculture Research Institute
5735 Hitchner Hall Room 179
Orono, Maine 04469
Phone: 207.581.4397E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System