The University of Maine Aquaculture Research Institute (ARI) is a leading cold-water aquaculture research center in the US. ARI supports all areas of aquaculture research. Fish and shellfish health, sustainable aquaculture production, social impacts of aquaculture and aquaculture knowledge networks are key focus areas for the institute. ARI works closely with the aquaculture industry in Maine, which has the largest marine aquaculture industry sector in the US.