Coastal Conversations Radio Program

Smelt and tomcod populations are believed to have declined in recent decades. That’s the bad news. The good news is that the restoration of salmon and alewife habitat benefits all members of the sea-run fish family.

Maine Oyster Trail receives tourism award

The Maine Oyster Trail receives the Leadership & Growth Award at the 2022 Governor's Conference on Tourism

Maine Sea Grant Graduate Research Assistantship Opportunity

Maine Sea Grant is pleased to announce a new one-year Graduate Research Assistantship opportunity to support exceptional prospective and current graduate students who are engaged in coastal and marine research.

Biennial research projects announced

Maine Sea Grant is pleased to announce research on PFAS chemicals in our marine ecosystems, carbon emission and absorption in salt marshes, ecosystem-based management, and fisheries adaptation

Maine Sea Grant seeks Communications Specialist

We are looking for a Communications Specialist to support the Maine Sea Grant Communications Team in creating communications products

Maine Sea Grant employment opportunity now open

Maine Sea Grant seeks a Senior Grants Manager and Fiscal Officer

Federal funding opportunity for lobster gear research

National Sea Grant College Program’s American Lobster Research Program will fund a national competition focused on partnerships and collaborative approaches involving gear technology implementation, research, and adoption for the American lobster fishery

Undergraduate scholarship open

Maine Sea Grant is now accepting applications for its Undergraduate Scholarship in Marine Sciences - deadline is April 29

Maine students enjoy free local seafood

More than 20 Maine school districts have received local fish, recipe cards, and educational resources as part of the Fishermen Feeding Mainers program



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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.