DV-10-12 Stinson Sardine Cannery Documentary

Ben Fuller
Penobscot Marine Museum
Searsport, ME
207.548.2529 x207


Highlights from 30+ Years of Maine Sea Grant's Work in Aquaculture

The history of Maine Sea Grant and the history of marine aquaculture in Maine are intertwined, beginning with the first $100,300 Sea Grant awarded by the federal government in 1971 to the University of Maine to adapt existing aquaculture techniques and to develop new ways to grow shellfish in Maine’s unique, cold-water coastal environment.

Highlights from 30+ Years of Maine Sea Grant's Work in Fisheries

Maine Sea Grant’s relationship with the fishering industry dates to 1975, when Congress was about to pass what would become the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. At that time, fish harvested by Maine fishermen stayed local, only traveling perhaps as far as Boston or New York. The Gulf of Maine fishery was dominated by fleets of foreign fishing vessels, factories at sea that fished harder than anyone before. Even at Gorton's in Gloucester, MA, 40% of the cod came from Polish boats.

Highlights from 30+ Years of Maine Sea Grant Research & Outreach in Coastal Processes

In 1972, Paul Ring, a marine specialist with NOAA and Cooperative Extension, began a project to help Pemaquid Beach area volunteers restore sand dunes.

Highlights from 30+ Years of Maine Sea Grant’s Education & Stewardship Programming

In 1977, Maine Sea Grant collaborated with the University of Maine College of Education to launch the Northern New England Marine Education Project, which produced some of the region’s earliest K-12 teachers’ resource guides on marine science and maritime heritage, and provided professional development opportunities for teachers in Maine and New Hampshire.

Maine Sea Grant College Program Anniversary Celebration

On June 8, 2010, Maine Sea Grant welcomed friends, colleagues, and alumni past and present to join us in celebrating the 30th anniversary of the University of Maine's designation as a National Sea Grant College.

The History of Maine Sea Grant

In 2016, we join our fellow Sea Grant programs across the country and the National Sea Grant College Program in celebrating our 50th anniversary of science serving America's coast. Read on to learn about the origins of the national program, or skip to the history of Sea Grant in Maine.


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