National Sea Grant American Lobster Research Program – Federal Funding Opportunity

Submitted by Webmaster on Thu, 01/31/2019 - 12:43

The National Sea Grant American Lobster Initiative will fund a national competition focused on research priorities for American Lobster, with a focus on the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank, to enhance practical use and conservation of marine resources to create a sustainable economy and environment.

Research topics suitable for study on American lobster under this FFO should have a geographic focus of the Gulf of Maine and/or Georges Bank and address one or more of the following:

Sea Grant Graduate Research Fellowship: Lobster

Submitted by Webmaster on Tue, 01/22/2019 - 12:31
This fellowship is jointly supported by Maine Sea Grant and UMaine’s College of Natural Sciences Forestry and Agriculture. A one-year graduate research assistantship including stipend, tuition and insurance for a student conducting lobster research. Ideally this fellowship will provide a 3rd year to complete the dual degree added to the 2 years traditionally taken for a single Masters degree.

The Maine Ocean School

Submitted by Natalie Springuel on Mon, 12/17/2018 - 16:08

a teenager at the helm of a boat wearing a Maine Ocean School t-shirtHave you heard about the Maine Ocean School yet? The Maine Ocean School is a new public magnet school based in Searsport with a mission to provide a theme-based high school education focused on, you guessed it, the Ocean!

Using Maine’s deep maritime connections, the Maine Ocean School emphasizes leadership, work ethic, and transferable skills associated with careers involving the sea.

Marine Aquaculture in Maine - 2018 Version

Submitted by Webmaster on Fri, 10/26/2018 - 10:28

Marine Aquaculture in Maine brochure coverMaine’s aquaculture industry raises finfish, shellfish, and seaweed in farms along the coast. The most significant commercial species are Atlantic salmon, blue mussels, oysters, and seaweed. Aquaculture farms must obtain a lease from the state because they operate in public waters. In this updated version of our publication Marine Aquaculture in Maine, learn how leases are granted, where farms are sited, what to look for in a responsible aquaculture operation, and more.

Coastal Conversations Radio Program: Tourism and Community Development Downeast

Submitted by Natalie Springuel on Mon, 10/22/2018 - 13:34
small boats on the water off a rocky shore with a pier and a few brick buildings

Tourism has been an important part of Maine’s coastal economy for generations. But what’s the relationship between tourism and quality of life at the local level? In some places, like Acadia National Park, overcrowding has become a challenge for both residents and visitors. In other places, locals and businesses are working together to improve community vitality. In many cases, what’s good for tourism can also be good for the community.

Fall 2018 Newsletter

Submitted by Webmaster on Fri, 10/19/2018 - 11:36

newsletter envelope iconWelcome to Jaclyn Robidoux of Kittery, Maine, recently appointed Marine Extension Associate. Based in the Portland area, Robidoux will be establishing connections with the various stakeholders involved in Maine's seaweed resources....