Aquaculture Grant Cited in Press Herald Report on Bond to Improve Marine Industry

A $20 million National Science Foundation EPSCoR grant that was awarded to the University of Maine in August to help establish a Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET) program in Maine, was mentioned in a Portland Press Herald article about a group of marine-based businesses and institutions that are working to apply for $7 million in state bond funding to enhance Maine’s marine industry. The money was approved by voters on Tuesday as part of Question 7. One of the groups, the University of New England, is looking to create a lab facility for its marine sciences program, according to the article. If the UNE grant is awarded, it would complement the UMaine funding to establish a network of Maine aquaculture and marine research institutions, the article states.