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Maine Sea Grant This Week - 03.10.16

Join us our year-long observance of the 50th anniversary of the National Sea Grant College Program!

Maine Sea Grant This Week - March 1

Registration is open for the 2016 Maine Sea Grant Research Symposium: Research in a Time of Rapid Change, featuring presentations about our new research projects:

Maine Sea Grant This Week

This is the first in a series of weekly updates of news, events, and important deadlines for what is shaping up to be a busy Spring. 


Registration has opened for the Penobscot Watershed Conference scheduled for Saturday, April 9, at the Point Lookout Resort in Northport, Maine.

Fishermen, others learning the aquaculture ropes in Thomaston, Maine

The fourth class of the Aquaculture in Shared Waters program is underway in Thomaston, Maine. The class of 30 students, including a number of commercial fishermen, meets weekly to learn about the business of aquaculture.

Of what value is a gull? by John Anderson

by Natalie Springuel

Sea Grant alumni working on national marine policy as 2016 Knauss fellows

Two UMaine graduates are working on national marine policy issues as Dean John A. Knauss Fellows. While their placements have just begun, we checked in with Karen Pianka and Noah Oppenheim to see how things were going so far.

Their answer?

“It’s been a whirlwind.”

Exploring the management of soft-shell clams in Maine

by Elisabeth A. Maxwell

Before I ever thought of attending the University of Maine, I knew about the iconic New England Clam Chowder. It was a menu item that seemed a staple for any seafood restaurant, regardless of which coastline I visited. Back then, I never would have thought that one day I would be learning about the management system that makes the famous clam chowder possible.

Sea Grant scholar to study lobster fishing

The Maine Sea Grant Scholar Program supports graduate students in the Marine Science/Marine Policy dual-degree program at the University of Maine. We've asked scholars to provide periodic updates on their work. Here's a report from one of our new students, Mackenzie Mazur, who is working with Teresa Johnson and Yong Chen.

Holiday Seafood Traditions, Part 1: Fall-Winter

The December broadcast of Coastal Conversations on WERU-FM will be all about Maine’s winter holiday seafood traditions, past and present.

As part of our research, we rode the ferry out to Islesboro to visit with food historian Sandy Oliver. It seemed appropriate to sit in her kitchen, an open space dominated by an Atlantic wood-burning cookstove.

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