Morse quoted in Civil Eats article on farmed scallops
Civil Eats interviewed Dana Morse, an aquaculture researcher with Maine Sea Grant, for the article, “Farmed scallops are coming to a plate near you.” Maine fishery experts believe sea scallop farming offers potential for diversifying the state’s fisheries, as the Gulf of Maine grows warmer, putting the state’s lucrative lobster fishery at risk, the article states. “Maine is a one-horse town when it comes to marine landing and value. Diversification is a wise idea because it adds economic strength and resilience,” said Morse, who has been at the forefront of efforts to cultivate scallops in Maine. Morse said he knows close to 20 individuals over a dozen farms who are experimenting with scallop aquaculture.