Morse interviewed about scallop farming on ‘Maine Things Considered’

Dana Morse, a marine Extension associate with University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Darling Marine Center, was interviewed about scallop farming on Maine Public’s “Maine Things Considered” radio show. As the effects of climate change continue to be amplified in the Gulf of Maine, some lobster industry leaders are looking to diversify their work to protect against the unpredictable, Maine Public reports. Morse is working with third-generation fisherman Marsden Brewer and his son Bobby to develop a profitable scallop farm, experimenting with methods used in Japan where scallop farming is a long-standing tradition. Morse visited Japan 20 years ago to research its system and bring that knowledge back to Maine. “The handling system that Marsden and Bob have put together is fabulous, because it allows them to be lobster fishing at one time in the day, then with maybe a half an hour’s difference they can be scallop farming. So that’s flexibility right there,” Morse told Maine Public. Bangor Daily News carried the Maine Public report.