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Celebrating Women in Maine’s Aquaculture Industry

Women from Maine’s aquaculture sector — local sea farmers, researchers, industry members, and government employees — gathered for an online networking event hosted by the Maine Sea Grant-supported Aquaculture in Shared Waters (AQSW) program. Organized by women in the industry for women in the industry, the virtual happy hour provided space for attendees to build […]

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Maine Sea Grant seeking Assistant Director of Research

Maine Sea Grant is accepting applications for an Assistant Director of Research to coordinate several annual Requests for Proposal (RFP) processes, including pre-award support for investigators and proposal peer review. The Assistant Director of Research will also coordinate post-award communication and engagement with research teams, track and report on the outcomes of all research investments, […]

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Alliance for Maine’s Marine Economy embarks on virtual cooking tour

The Alliance for Maine’s Marine Economy (Alliance), a network dedicated to the growth of a vibrant marine economy for Maine and coordinated by a Maine Sea Grant Marine Extension Team member Keri Kaczor, is elevating Maine seafood with a series of virtual cooking demonstrations.  The cooking tour kicked off in April with a demonstration of […]

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New handbook for Maine’s shellfish resources managers now available

The Maine Shellfish Handbook is now available. An update to the 1998 Maine Clam Handbook, the Maine Shellfish Handbook offers guidance to resource managers and municipalities interested in sustaining Maine’s shellfish species. It also provides information on the history and biology of the soft-shell clam, northern quahog, American and European oysters, and blue mussels. Organized […]

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How the American lobster is dealing with a changing environment

American lobsters (Homarus americanus) are resilient creatures, but they are experiencing rapid changes to their ocean environment. Three researchers participating in the Sea Grant American Lobster Initiative (ALI) have pulled together the latest science explaining how warming waters in the Gulf of Maine impact lobsters at all life stages – from egg to adult.  Check […]

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Stancioff recognized for sustainability work

Esperanza Stancioff, Extension professor and climate change lead for UMaine Cooperative Extension and Maine Sea Grant, has received a 2020 Mitchell Center Sustainability Award. She is recognized for her outstanding contributions toward the development of a solution by a researcher or research team through her work on the Collaborating Toward Climate Solutions project. Read the […]

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Four University of Maine graduates receive Sea Grant Knauss Fellowships

The Maine Sea Grant Program is proud to announce that four University of Maine graduates were selected for the prestigious 2021 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program sponsored by the NOAA National Sea Grant College Program. The one-year fellowship provides graduate students with a unique educational and professional opportunity to engage in the national […]

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UMaine graduate student receives Maine Sea Grant Scholar Award 

Maine Sea Grant and the Lobster Institute are pleased to announce that University of Maine PhD student Nathan Willse  has received a Maine Sea Grant Scholar award, which provides a one-year research assistantship to support his graduate work. Willse is a researcher in the Chen lab, studying lobster gear and the risk it may pose […]

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Buoy Maine pitch competition announces winners

Maine Sea Grant is pleased to announce that Buoy Maine, a pitch competition designed to foster innovation and entrepreneurship that supports Maine’s working waterfront and coastal communities, will fund ten innovative projects and ideas that help better address the challenges of operating a business during the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding for the awards comes from the […]

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