Aquaculture

Bolton speaks to Consumer Reports about sustainable seafood

Consumer Reports interviewed Jason Bolton, seafood safety specialist and associate dean at University of Maine Cooperative Extension, about sustainable seafood. Bolton told Consumer Reports that farmed fish may be less likely than wild fish to be exposed to harmful pollutants, such as mercury, and more likely to have consistent levels of omega-3s and other nutrients, […]

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Ellsworth American notes UMaine role in Saltonstall-Kennedy Program

In an article about Maine groups that have been tapped for funding from the Saltonstall-Kennedy Competitive Grants Program, The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander noted that NOAA Fisheries recommended around $230,000 in funding to the University of Maine to increase sustainability of the North Atlantic squid fishery “from processing waste to value-added seafood products.”

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Times Record features Nixon’s aquaculture research and business

The Times Record featured Matt Nixon, Ph.D. candidate at the University of Maine and owner Muddy River Farm Aquaponics, and his work in designing the world’s first 3D-printed, closed-loop, oyster-farming tank made from sustainable materials, the prototype of which was printed at UMaine. “Muddy River farm is the first company in the state to use […]

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Media report on UMaine ARI funding for recirculating aquaculture systems research

The Bangor Daily News, The Ellsworth American, the Mount Desert Islander, Aquafeed.com, RASTech Magazine, the Fish Site and Intrafish reported that the University of Maine Aquaculture Research Institute (ARI) has been awarded $2.25 million per year of congressional programmatic funding for recirculating aquaculture systems research. The funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service, […]

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UMaine Aquaculture Research Institute awarded $2.25 million for recirculating aquaculture systems research

The University of Maine Aquaculture Research Institute (ARI) has been awarded $2.25 million per year of congressional programmatic funding for recirculating aquaculture systems research.  The funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS), and supports studies ARI scientists will conduct at the National Cold Water Marine Aquaculture Center.  Recirculating aquaculture […]

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Tudor speaks to Maine Public about aquaponics

Maine Public interviewed Scarlett Tudor, education and outreach coordinator for the University of Maine Aquaculture Research Institute, about the potential of aquaponics, a hybrid of hydroponics and aquaculture. Tudor said one of the exciting possibilities of aquaponics is that it can reduce the distance that fresh produce and fish have to travel to get to […]

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Media report on Kingfish Maine at UMaine CCAR

The Bangor Daily News, The Fish Site, We Are Aquaculture and Seafood Source reported that Kingfish Maine, which is currently operating at the University of Maine’s Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research (CCAR), has announced it is harvesting its first Dutch yellowtail in Maine, with a limited release of the first sustainable Dutch yellowtail to be […]

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UMaine researchers and students share their science at the Maine Fishermen’s Forum

University of Maine students, researchers, Marine Extension Team members and alumni were among the more than 2,000 participants in the 48th Maine Fishermen’s Forum in Rockport, March 2–4. The annual three-day event brings together fishermen, gear suppliers, scientists, government officials and others to share information and collaborate on all things fishing: markets, resource status, regulations, […]

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