Aquaculture

Aquaculture Research Institute report cited in Press Herald

A Portland Press Herald article detailing the opportunities and controversies surrounding Maine aquaculture cited a 2016 industry economic impact report from the University of Maine Aquaculture Research Institute. When he spoke with the Press Herald, Sebastian Belle, director of the Maine Aquaculture Association, also noted the institute and UMaine’s Darling Marine Center as two of […]

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UMaine cited in Maine Aquaculture Association release published in Midcoast media

The Maine Aquaculture Association highlighted the University of Maine in a report published in the Boothbay Register and Wiscasset Newspaper about the organization releasing the nation’s first aquaculture occupational standards. UMaine was listed as one of the organizations that offers training for careers in aquaculture. Mainebiz also advanced the new standards from the association and […]

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UMaine researchers to develop enhanced fish vaccines with nanocellulose

In an effort to support Maine and the nation’s growing finfish aquaculture industry, University of Maine scientists seek to develop more effective, safe, sustainable and affordable fish vaccines using nanocellulose produced from Maine’s renewable wood pulp industry. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded a team of UMaine aquaculture […]

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UMaine Extension 4-H, aquaculture research hubs offer at-home aquaponics project

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H is partnering with the University of Maine Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research and UMaine Aquaculture Research Institute to offer a 4-H At-Home Aquaponics Project, an experiential learning program for youth ages 9–18 delivered virtually from June 15 to October.  The project includes learning experiences in introductory aquaponic systems and […]

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Eddy cited in coverage of grant to develop urchin aquaculture

Maine Public and the Portland Press Herald talked with Steve Eddy, director of the University of Maine Aquaculture Research Institute, about Maine’s budding urchin industry and a recent grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that will support development of methods for hatching and growing urchin seedlings. WVII (Channel 7) interviewed Eddy and Dana Morse, Maine Sea […]

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Buoy Maine pitch competition announces winners

Buoy Maine, a pitch competition launched by Maine Sea Grant to foster innovation and entrepreneurship that supports the state’s working waterfront and coastal communities, will fund 10 innovative projects and ideas that help better address the challenges of operating a business during the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding for the awards comes from the NOAA-National Sea Grant […]

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Bouchard, Brady speak to WABI about new partnership to help salmon, oyster aquaculture succeed

WABI (Channel 5) interviewed Deborah Bouchard, director of the University of Maine Aquaculture Research Institute, and Damian Brady, an associate professor of marine sciences at UMaine, about a new partnership to ensure salmon and oyster aquaculture in the U.S. succeeds. UMaine, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service and Auburn University in Alabama teamed […]

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