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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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Vine Street Aquaponics

Vine Street School grows Tank to Table aquaponics program

Cilantro, basil and kale, oh my! Vine Street School in Bangor harvested fresh herbs and greens grown in the lobby aquaponics tank for students and parents to take home for the holidays. Aquaponics is the combination of aquaculture — fish or other aquatic animals being raised — and hydroponics — plants being grown in water. […]

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SEANET Research Mini-Grant RFP 2017

The SEANET program invites proposals for research projects that create industry/academic partnerships and contribute to the performance metrics of the SEANET/EPSCoR program and the National Science Foundation. The proposals may either be submitted by a PI from an academic or other research institution in collaboration with an industry or regulatory partner or vice versa. It […]

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Making a Big Splash: Interactive exhibit at Maine Discovery Museum brings sea farming to life

BANGOR, Maine — The Maine Discovery Museum is unveiling a sea farming exhibit that uses virtual reality technology and interactivity to bring aquaculture to life. The University of Maine’s Aquaculture Research Institute and Maine EPSCoR Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET) program provided support for the first dedicated interactive aquaculture exhibit in the country. “It’s perfect […]

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