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Aquaculture in Shared Waters 2018 Dana Morse Fri, 03/30/2018 - 15:36

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Aquaculture in Shared Waters - 2018

In 2018, we are again conducting the Aquaculture in Shared Waters program, and in two locations: Bath and Machias. Principal funding for these efforts comes from NOAA Sea Grant (Bath) and the USDA Rural Busines Development Grant program.

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.