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Carrying Capacity Research Update: Nicholas Keeney

Nicholas Keeney spent this past year building software to improve maintenance and usability of oceanographic data and predictive models. Keeney is a graduate student at the University of Maine studying Oceanography with his faculty advisor, Dr. Damian Brady. Keeney is interested in how to apply Big Data tools to aquaculture. For example –  how do […]

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Changing Environments Research Update: Emma Taccardi

Sea lice  (Lepeophtheirus salmonis) are the primary parasitic disease of salmon aquaculture throughout the northern hemisphere. Although the aquaculture industry has optimized many aspects of Atlantic salmon production over recent decades, fish health remains a costly hurdle to overcome. Heavy reliance on antiparasitic treatments continues to increase chemical resistance in sea louse populations, making these […]

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Human Dimensions Research Update: Caitlin Cleaver

The domestic aquaculture industry in the U.S. is experiencing rapid growth. Aquaculture provides a potential diversification strategy for commercial fishermen to buffer against social and ecological changes in fisheries, but aquaculture also can conflict with commercial fishing for use of ocean space. Caitlin Cleaver’s research seeks to understand the potential for integrating aquaculture farming into […]

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Innovations Research Update: Bouhee Kang

Green crabs (Carcinus maenas) are easily found in various marine habitats in Maine’s diverse coastline of rocks, mud, saltmarshes and seagrasses. The crabs like a diverse diet but prefer to prey on seafood with the most important sources being blue mussels and soft-shell clams. Their predation has not only negatively affected economically important species such […]

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Changing Environments Research Update: Zhilong Liu

Consumer demand for seafood is projected to further expand aquaculture farming in Maine. Understanding that estuaries, where much aquaculture production is occurring, are important ecosystems and present unique complexities in terms of physical and ecological characteristics, it is important to investigate the interaction between aquacultural structures and the surrounding system to ensure the sustainability of […]

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Human Dimensions Research Update: Avery Cole

Aquaculture in Maine is growing quickly. Policymakers and stakeholders hope to continue this growth as a way to reduce pressure on wild-capture fisheries and to stimulate economic growth in coastal communities. However, there are other groups of coastal resource users, like coastal homeowners, who have a different set of priorities. Studies have examined how small […]

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Carrying Capacity Research Update: Kate Liberti

Oyster aquaculture is rapidly growing in the State of Maine, with a near doubling of industry size between 2013 and 2016. Industry expansion is promising to local economies through the prospect of job creation and increased revenue from farming, distribution, and tourism. In order to continue to expand the oyster farming industry in a sustainable […]

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Innovations Research Update: Praveen Sappati

Seaweeds, such as S. latissima, commonly known as sugar kelp, are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and omega-3 fatty acids. The chemical composition and nutritional content of seaweeds depends mostly on species, geography, location, season, water temperature, salinity, and light intensity.  Kelp also contain medicinal compounds. Some of these compounds come in the […]

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2019 Request For Proposals: SEANET Research Mini-grants

Background: The SEANET program invites proposals for aquaculture research mini-grants that will result in projects that create industry/academic partnerships and contribute to the performance metrics of the SEANET/EPSCoR program and the National Science Foundation. The proposals may be submitted by Principal Investigators from academic institutions, governmental agencies, aquaculture related industries or nonprofit research institutions. It is expected that […]

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SEANET 2018 Mini-Grant RFP

Photo Credit: Christopher Bartlett, Maine Sea Grant The SEANET program invites proposals for research mini-grants that will result in research projects that create industry/academic partnerships and contribute to the performance metrics of the SEANET/EPSCoR program and the National Science Foundation. The proposals may be submitted by Principal Investigators from academic institutions, governmental agencies, aquaculture related […]

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