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News from Maine Sea Grant - Summer 2016

EDUCATION HIGHLIGHTS

Where to see fish this spring

May is here, and that means the annual return of many things: flowers and birds; sunshine and garden words; foliage and flowers; fish and more fish.

Maine Sea Grant This Week - 05.02.16

Volunteers monitor rockweedSigns of the Seasons Phenology Monitoring Training continues this week, with a coastal workshop on methods for monitoring seasonal changes in rockweed on Tuesday, May 3, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. at Kettle Cove State Park, Cape Elizabeth.

25+ Years of Marine Policy Fellows

You don’t have to travel far in Maine before running into former Knauss Marine Policy Fellows working at all levels of state government, in nonprofit organizations, industry associations, and other organizations serving Maine’s coastal ecosystems and communities.

Maine Sea Grant This Week - 04.25.16

On Monday, April 25, Dana Morse hosts a discussion on Maine Farm Service Agency and University of Maine Cooperative Extension financing and crop protection programs that may be of interest to shellfish aquaculture producers, at the UMaine Hutchinson Center in Belfast at 5.30 p.m. 

UMaine students host “ocean conservation week” with a Gulf of Maine focus

by Chase Brunton

The Marine Sciences Club at the University of Maine in Orono has designated this week (April 18-22) “Ocean Conservation Week.” The event is an effort to spread awareness of marine issues and show how people can act in support of the world’s oceans.

Maine Sea Grant This Week - 04.17.16

The Marine Sciences Club at the University of Maine has designated this week (April 17-21) “Ocean Conservation Week”. The event is an effort to spread awareness of marine issues and show how people can act in support of the world’s oceans. Visit club members at their table in the Memorial Union, where they will be sharing information and advice on topics like pollution, aquaculture, and local seafood.

The Secret Life of Eels

magazine article cover with juvenile eel photo by Heather PerryIt's elver season in Maine. Funnel-shaped fyke nets have appeared in coastal rivers and streams; we've seen them in the Medomak, the Union, and Northeast Creek.

Maine Sea Grant This Week - 04.10.16

Wednesday, April 13, marine extension associate Keri Kaczor presents about work with the Maine Healthy Beaches Program at the U.S. EPA Recreational Waters Conference in New Orleans, LA. Her talk is titled, Digging in: understanding the causes, impacts, and how best to address excessive seaweed accumulation on Maine's coastal beaches."  

Maine Sea Grant This week - 03.28.16

Participants in the 2016 Aquaculture in Shared Waters class make a visit to the Heal Eddy clam farm in Georgetown on Monday.

Dana Morse talks about Damariscotta River oyster harvesting on Monday, March 28 at 3 p.m., The Lincoln Home, 22 River Rd., Newcastle.

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