Biosecurity in Shellfish and Seaweed Aquaculture
Monday, April 25th, 2016
5:30 p.m. at UMaine's Hutchinson Center in Belfast
An introduction to programs from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Maine Farm Service Agency that may be of interest to shellfish growers.
The Maine Oyster Trail is still being developed. Maine Sea Grant is working with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Maine Aquaculture Association, Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center, the Maine Office of Tourism, and In A Half Shell to build an educational experience for visitors and residents. This page will be updated as more information becomes available and the Trail becomes “official.”
Seaweed Scene 2015 was held as part of the second Maine Seaweed Festival on the waterfront campus of the Southern Maine Community College in South Portland, ME, on August 29. Year 4 of the “Seaweed Scene” meetings, “Seaweed Scene 2015” continued the tradition by reviewing the progress and challenges, sea farmers and products, and lessons learned from the most recent seaweed culture season in Maine and Long Island Sound. Special guests from Canada also shared their progress in the development of seaweed aquaculture in the province of Quebec.
Northeast Aquaculture Research Farm Network (NARF-Net)
Research and extension colleagues in the northeast have teamed up with shellfish farmers to create a network of commercial farms that are doubling as research stations, with the goal of improving shellfish production equipment and husbandry.
The "Seaweed Scene 2014" was held on the beautiful oceanfront campus of the Southern Maine Community College in South Portland, ME, on August 30th. The morning meeting reviewed the latest from the new seaweed farmers and researchers in Maine and Long Island Sound.
University of Maine School of Marine Sciences
Animal Health Laboratory
University of Maine