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NOAA Sea Grant National Aquaculture Initiative awards $1.6M to advance sustainable aquaculture in Maine 

NOAA National Sea Grant Program awarded $16 million for 42 projects nationwide that comprise the 2019 Sea Grant National Aquaculture Initiative. Maine Sea Grant, researchers at the University of Maine, other institutions, and partner organizations received $1.6 million to lead four of the projects in collaboration with aquaculture industry, management and community partners. Maine Sea Grant also […]

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Sandpipers at High Tide

Check out the recent video shot by extension associate Chris Bartlett. Shorebirds migrate through Maine in late summer en route from their northern breeding grounds to their southern wintering areas. Chris Bartlett with Maine Sea Grant recorded these semipalmated sandpipers in Eastport while they were resting at high tide.

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UMaine News: Researchers use DNA in seawater to monitor scallop reproduction

Read about Skylar Bayer’s Maine Sea Grant-funded research on UMaine news: Researchers use DNA in seawater to monitor scallop reproduction The funded projects mentioned in the article are: DV-16-06 Developing a genetic toolkit to detect spawning events of giant sea scallops DV-17-12 Field testing a new genetic marker on spawning scallop populations

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Quahog Aquaculture Effort Hosts First Training Session

With thanks to Manomet’s Ethel Wilkerson, for contributing the guest blog post below.  The project is another example of efforts along Maine’s coastline to diversify the working waterfront, and to explore ways in which the fishing and aquaculture industries can integrate. – D. Morse   On August 28th, oyster farmers from mid-coast Maine gathered in […]

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“Where It All Starts” – A Video About Maine’s Working Waterfront

by Natalie Springuel “Where It All Starts” is a short documentary centered around working waterfronts in Maine and their socio-cultural importance in coastal communities. Produced by College of the Atlantic graduate student, Giulia Cardoso, the documentary looks at the working waterfronts of Steuben, Boothbay Harbor and Northeast Harbor through the eyes of local fishermen, while […]

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Guidance to Maine Oyster Farmers On Selling Your Product In-State

For an oyster farm to be a profitable enterprise, farmers need to get the product to market. The options that are available to them — especially new farmers — can sometimes be confusing. This sheet briefly summarizes some simple ways that holders of a valid Maine Aquaculture License can get their shellfish to market. This descriptive document […]

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Job Opening: Maine Sea Grant Seeks Communications Manager

The Communications Manager will be the primary science writer for Maine Sea Grant and oversee the Maine Sea Grant communications team along with its diverse partnerships. Team oversight will include collaborative leadership and coordination of communications staff throughout the process of developing and marketing Sea Grant outreach and communications materials, and be responsible for developing […]

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Local and Traditional Ecological Knowledge – and Those Who Keep It

by Catherine Schmitt I. Along the edges of bayou canals, shrimp boats were gearing up for the season, butterfly nets rigged and ready to drop, herons and laughing gulls flying from bank to bank. Along the shore, people young and old fished for spotted sea trout and redfish. Some stood on sinking docks, others sat […]

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Winter Harbor Fisheries Oral History Project

by Natalie Springuel First person stories about Winter Harbor’s fisheries heritage are now part of the Winter Harbor Historical Society’s audio collection! A multimedia story map about these interviews can be viewed at the Winter Harbor Fisheries Oral History Project. The Winter Harbor Fisheries Oral History Project, conducted in the Fall of 2017, captured the stories, memories, […]

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