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Maine Women Magazine profiles Jaclyn Robidoux

Maine Women Magazine profiled Maine Sea Grant Marine Extension Associate Jaclyn Robidoux in its July 2020 issue. Robidoux discusses her job, the Maine seaweed industry, and this year’s Seaweed Week.  Read the article Posted on September 2, 2020

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Coastal Conversations Radio Program: The Stories of the Sardine Industry

Coastal Conversations show: August 28, 2020 WERU 89.9 in Blue Hill and 99.9 in Bangor Host: Natalie Springuel, Maine Sea Grant, with guest co-host Camden Hunt, student at College of the Atlantic Listen to the show on WERU archives Sardine canneries created jobs for generations of Mainers living near the coast for more than one hundred […]

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Maine Sea Grant at the 2020 Maine Fishermen’s Forum

By Abigail Muscat, University of Maine undergraduate student and Maine Sea Grant intern From March 5-7, Maine Sea Grant will join fishermen, resource managers, scientists, coastal decision-makers, and community members at the 45th annual Maine Fishermen’s Forum. This 3-day event provides free seminars for fishermen covering a wide range of topics and offers a platform […]

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Living with the Rainforest: The Cultural Knowledge of Borneo’s Dayak People

Contributor: Kristen Grant, Marine Extension Associate Kristen Grant, Marine Extension Associate with Maine Sea Grant, traveled to Borneo, Indonesia for three weeks this past fall to study with the Dayak people and help document their traditional uses of native plants for food and medicine. Borneo, or Kalimantan as it is known locally, is among the […]

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Aquaculture ME! connects aquaculture to Maine classrooms

Contributor: Morgan Cuthbert, Maine Sea Grant Professional Development Grant recipient and Aquaculture ME! founder On Friday, January 24, Aquaculture ME!, an initiative that connects classroom teachers with aquaculture science and industry, held its first ever professional development conference at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center near Damariscotta. The event was supported through grants from […]

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Coastal Conversations Radio Program: Holiday Seafood Traditions [Re-broadcast]

Coastal Conversations show: December 27, 2019 (Original air date: December 2015) WERU 89.9 in Blue Hill and 99.9 in Bangor Host: Natalie Springuel, Maine Sea Grant Listen to the show on WERU archives Humans have long incorporated food with celebration. Ancestors of the native Wabanaki people observed seasonal changes like the arrival of winter and the […]

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Enhancing clam recruitment along the Maine coast

by Abigail Muscat View related research project: Examining the efficacy of methods to enhance soft-shell clam recruitment along the Maine coast Scientists at the Downeast Institute, led by Dr. Brian Beal, have been studying whether “brushing” is a viable option for increasing soft-shell clam populations along the Maine coast. This research aims to protect and […]

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