Extension Projects

Biosecurity and aquaculture

Biosecurity in Shellfish and Seaweed Aquaculture

References & Resources

Cited Sources

Carignan, S. 2014. New Maine festival to celebrate benefits of seaweed. Bangor Daily News, Maine. Aug. 27, 2014.

Chopin, T., AH Buschmann, C Halling, M Troell, N Kautsky, A Neori, GP Kraemer, JA Zertuche-Gonzales, C Yarish, and C Neefus. 2001. Integrating seaweeds into marine aquaculture systems: a key toward sustainability. Journal of Phycology 37:975-986.

Crawford, 1991. The Macroalgae Industry in Maine. Maine/New Hampshire Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program, University of Maine. 29pp.

Emerging Species for Seaweed Aquaculture

Emerging Species

The University of Maine’s Center for Cooperative Research is home to the sea vegetable aquaculture nursery where new native species are being developed for aquaculture. Dulse (Palmaria palmata), laver (Porphyra umbilicalis), horsetail kelp (Laminaria digitata), gracilaria (Gracilaria tikvahiae), and skinny kelp (Saccharina latissima forma angustissima) are all in various stages of development. 

Seaweed Aquaculture Industry Overview

Sugar kelp (Saccharina latissima) was the first commercial kelp crop to be cultivated in Maine in 2010, with other native species under development since then.

Documents and News: Aquaculture in Shared Waters

Resources and News: Aquaculture in Shared Waters

This page lists some of the materials produced during the AQSW project, and related news content, so that readers can both learn more about the program, and gather more information for their own consideration as prospective farmers.  

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