11 Sea Grant Scholars' headshots in a collage with the Maine Sea Grant logo

Maine Sea Grant announces 2022 undergraduate scholarship recipients

Maine Sea Grant is pleased to announce 11 students will receive a 2022 Maine Sea Grant Undergraduate Scholarship in Marine Sciences to support tuition or other academic or research-related expenses. Scholarship recipients will join a statewide network of undergraduate scholars doing exemplary academic work on marine and coastal issues. Awardees will have the opportunity to […]

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Experts from around the world convened at the University of Maine to discuss recirculating aquaculture systems.

International experts discuss land-based Atlantic Salmon aquaculture

Aquaculture experts from across the U.S., South Africa, Norway and Iceland met at the University of Maine for the third annual Recirculating Aquaculture Salmon Network (RAS-N) and first annual Sustainable Aquaculture Systems Supporting Atlantic Salmon (SAS2) conference. During the conference, which was held Sept. 27–29, scientists, communicators and educators shared information and explored current challenges […]

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Sea Grant announces $1.2 million in support of the American Lobster Initiative

The National Sea Grant College Program announced $1.2 million in support of Sea Grant’s American Lobster Research Program to continue addressing emergent needs and priorities associated with this important fishery. Pursuant to congressional direction, this year’s funded research projects shift focus on operational needs, specifically related to gear technology research and implementation.  The two extramural […]

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Rocky overlook of Maine waters.

Marine Extension Associate – Coastal Community Resilience position now open

Maine Sea Grant is seeking a Coastal Community Resilience Extension Associate to join our Marine Extension Team to help build capacity in Southern and Midcoast Maine.  The Coastal Community Resilience Extension Professional will work in collaboration with Maine Sea Grant and Casco Bay Estuary Partnership along with other agencies and organizations to plan, develop, implement […]

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NOAA Sea Grant announces $2.1M to support aquaculture research and extension in Maine

NOAA Sea Grant has announced $2.1 million to fund four projects that advance aquaculture research and extension to support sustainable aquaculture in Maine. The projects are part of a larger $14 million NOAA Sea Grant investment to strengthen aquaculture across the United States. Investigators from the University of Maine Aquaculture Research Institute, Maine Aquaculture Innovation […]

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Aimee Whitman with backdrop of the ocean wearing a UMaine lacrosse pullover

Maine Sea Grant welcomes new communications specialist 

Maine Sea Grant is pleased to announce Aimee Whitman has joined our team as a communications specialist. In this new position, Whitman will support Maine Sea Grant staff and partners in creating communications products. She will also help develop Maine Sea Grant’s digital footprint by writing blogs, social media posts, and e-newsletters, among other things.  […]

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Three images in a collage. The first image contains two green urchins held in outstretched hands, captured by Kathlyn Tenga-Gonzalez. Middle image contains a person on a dock organizing hanging lantern traps with shellfish inside, captured by Dana Morse. Third image contains a young person holding large dark-green seaweed on a boat for a class trip, captured by Kathlyn Tenga-Gonzalez.

Maine Aquaculture Hub Coordinator position now open

Maine Sea Grant is seeking a Maine Aquaculture Hub Coordinator to help in the planning, development and implementation of the Maine Aquaculture Hub (Hub). The functions of the Hub are to: Situate aquaculture as a diversifying and strengthening industry for coastal economies, through multiple levels of integration to strengthen Maine’s working waterfronts. Address barriers, including […]

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Maine Sea Grant welcomes new grants manager and fiscal officer

Maine Sea Grant is pleased to announce Bobby MacLeod has joined the team as a senior grants manager and fiscal officer.  MacLeod is responsible for managing Maine Sea Grant finances as well as coordinating proposal submissions and managing financial activities after receiving awards. “I’m excited to join the Maine Sea Grant team,” says MacLeod. “It’s […]

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Students gain hands-on experience through sea-run fish internship

This summer, five undergraduate students are gaining experience in sea-run fish research and management as participants in Maine Sea Grant and NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center’s Undergraduate Internships in Diadromous Ecosystem Research Program. The program, which launched in 2020, pairs student interns with mentors who are practitioners in the field. The 2022 cohort will be […]

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Fishing and lobster boats anchored near Bristol, Maine.

Sea Grant, DOE, NOAA Fisheries fund six projects for the coexistence of offshore energy with Northeast fishing and coastal communities

The Northeast Sea Grant Consortium—in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office and Water Power Technologies Office, and NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center—today announced six projects to advance social science and technology research on offshore renewable energy in the Northeast United States. This funding opportunity, first announced in March 2021, seeks to […]

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