Aquaculture challenges, opportunities topics of Aug. 9 seminar

Damian Brady and Chris Davis will present “Aquaculture in Maine: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Seafood Production” at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 9 in Brooke Hall at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center in Walpole.

The two will discuss using buoys that monitor water quality to find prospective sustainable aquaculture sites in Maine. 

Brady is an assistant professor in UMaine’s School of Marine Sciences. His research focuses on the connection between water quality, living resources, and habitat function. 

Davis directs the Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center and co-owns Pemaquid Oyster Company. His work centers on new aquaculture species development, selective breeding of bivalves, and developing improved husbandry methods. 

This event is part of the DMC’s science seminar series. The free, public talks, held Fridays through Aug. 16, feature SMS faculty, students and alumni. Presentations provide opportunities to discuss marine research that advances understanding of marine ecosystems and human communities that are part of them. 

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