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UMaine News: Consumer education key for growth of aquaculture in U.S.

Over the last several decades, aquaculture has been expanding throughout the world. Still, many Americans know very little about the industry and its progress has been sluggish. But, the tide could be changing as new research from the University of Maine indicates the industry is poised for growth through strategic outreach and consumer education. [Continue […]

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Upcoming Talk: Dr. Samuel Hanes on “Origins of the Blue Revolution”

December 6 || 12:00pm || 354 Aubert Hall Where and when did the Blue Revolution begin? What controversies did it spawn and what can we learn from them? Aquaculture is ancient, but marine aquaculture science began on the French coast in 1853, with E.V. Coste’s extensive oyster farm experiments. These experiments failed, but on the other […]

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Hope for improving salmon egg survival

After five years of research, and one year to review the findings, a report has been released suggesting that higher levels of two hormones in the female broodstock would increase the likelihood of hatching back to 80 percent. Dr Heather Hamlin, assistant professor at the University of Maine, who was the senior author of the report, […]

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Original Research Paper: Roche & Rickard

To address gaps in knowledge and to tackle complex social–ecological problems, scientific research is moving toward studies that integrate multiple disciplines and ways of knowing to explore all parts of a system. Yet, how these efforts are being measured and how they are deemed successful is an up-and-coming and pertinent conversation within interdisciplinary research spheres. […]

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October 23, 2017: AQ Educator’s Network Workshop

On behalf of the Maine Aquaculture Educator’s Network, Maine EPSCoR, the University of Maine Aquaculture Research Institute, the Island Institute, the Herring Gut Learning Center, and the Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership invite you to attend an Aquaculture Educator’s workshop. The Maine Aquaculture Educator’s Network enhances workforce development and leadership for the future […]

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Keep in touch! ME EPSCoR/SEANET launches monthly e-newsletter

This summer, the Maine EPSCoR office launched a new, public facing e-newsletter. Every month, we share SEANET project updates, student accomplishments, and research related news from across the state. In addition, the newsletter is used to disseminate important information and share funding opportunities as they come across our radar. If you are interested in joining our […]

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SEANET Stakeholder News

Sebastian Belle, SEANET Stakeholder Advisor and head of the Maine Aquaculture Association, has been appointed to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee.

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Public Invited to Damariscotta River Estuary Forum

  The Darling Marine Center, aquaculture industry partners, and the Damariscotta River Association invite community members to a program titled “Science for the People: Damariscotta Estuary Marine Science Public Forum” at 7 p.m., Monday, July 17 at Darrows Barn at Round Top Farm, 3 Round Top Lane, Damariscotta. Presenters will provide synopses of research being […]

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SEANET Stakeholder Spotlight Video: Sebastian Belle

Watch the latest SEANET Spotlight Video featuring one of our stakeholders, Sebastian Belle, executive director of the Maine Aquaculture Association. Belle shares his thoughts on the aquaculture landscape in Maine and how SEANET is contributing to the research occurring in this ever changing field.

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