Working Together to Reduce Single-Use Plastic Packaging Waste at the Source

Maine Sea Grant Associate Director, Beth Bisson, discusses marine debris in Maine and the actions being taken to defend against it

Challenges and Opportunities for Social and Economic Science in the American Lobster Fishery

Kat Maltby, Kanae Tokunaga, Alexa Dayton, Theresa Burnham, and Jay Kim reflect on undertaking a range of projects to further their knowledge of the lobster fishery

New Resource for Climate Adaptation in Maine

The "Maine Community Resilience Workbook" is a new resource designed to support communities in Maine in adapting to and building resilience against climate change

Maine Sea Grant announces 2023 undergraduate scholarship recipients

Maine Sea Grant is pleased to announce that 11 students will receive a 2023 Maine Sea Grant Undergraduate Scholarship in Marine Sciences to support tuition or other academic or research-related expenses

Marine Debris funding opportunities now available

The National Sea Grant office has released two new funding opportunities related to marine debris prevention and removal.

Sea Grant announces the 2024 John A. Kanuss Marine Policy Fellows

Congratulations to three Maine graduates, Gabrielle Hillyer, Aubrey Jane, and Emily Nocito, who were selected to be Knauss Fellows in 2024

UMaine Grad student completes collaborative research assistantship

Krissa Davis recently completed her Maine Sea Grant-Native American Programs Collaborative Research Assistantship in which she worked to build research collaborations with Maine Sea Grant and the Wabanaki Tribal Nations in what is now Maine

Funding opportunity

NOAA’s Climate Ready Workforce for Coastal and Great Lakes States, Tribes, and Territories Initiative: Letters of Intent due November 30, 2023

Learning about larvae and juveniles

A new StoryMap from the National Sea Grant American Lobster Initiative (ALI) highlights the research findings of scientists studying lobster larvae and juveniles from Maine to Rhode Island

Building aquaculture systems in Maine’s classrooms

Brian Will shares his experience working to support the Aquaculture me! program as a 2022-23 Maine Sea Grant undergraduate intern

UNE graduate student received Maine Sea Grant Graduate Research Assistantship

Cara Blaine has been working as a 2022-2023 Maine Sea Grant Graduate Research Assistant studying a small marine snail that has been making some kelp farms its home

Seaweed inspires art: Q&A with John Ewen

Maine-based artist John Ewen created 12 pieces of art highlighting seaweeds common to Maine’s coastal waters

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Maine Sea Grant is a federal-state partnership program based at the University of Maine and one of 34 NOAA Sea Grant programs throughout the coastal and Great Lakes states. We receive funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which is matched by the state of Maine and other non-federal sources. Since 1971, we have promoted science and education for the sustainable development, management, and stewardship of Maine’s marine and coastal resources. We continue this mission today by supporting marine and coastal research, education, and outreach via a marine extension team with individuals located in coastal communities from Wells to Eastport.

Maine Sea Grant’s work across Maine, from the Piscataqua River to Passamaquoddy Bay, is carried out on the lands and waters of the Wabanaki people. We thank the Wabanaki, people of the Dawn Land, for their stewardship and continued strength and resilience in protecting it. We support all efforts for healing and protecting the land and water we share.