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Maine Sea Grant welcomes new Fiscal Officer

Maine Sea Grant is pleased to announce Julie Rutherford has joined the financial team for Maine Sea Grant. As a fiscal officer, she will oversee all aspects of grant activity including budgeting, purchasing, invoicing and billing, and payroll.  “I have enjoyed meeting a lot of different people from all different areas. It is interesting to […]

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Maine Sea Grant names new Assistant Director of Research

Maine Sea Grant is pleased to announce Jessica Jansujwicz has joined our team as assistant director of research. Jansujwicz will lead the administration of Maine Sea Grant’s research program, advance the program’s research-related activities, and assist in developing research partnerships, serving as a liaison between our Marine Extension Team and Sea Grant-supported faculty, students, and […]

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Maine Sea Grant Announces 2021 Undergraduate Scholars in Marine Science

Maine Sea Grant is pleased to announce 12 students from Maine-based colleges and universities have received a 2021 Maine Sea Grant Undergraduate Scholarship in Marine Sciences. In addition to supporting tuition or other academic expenses, the scholarship offers opportunities for academic and professional development. Scholarship recipients will join a statewide network of undergraduate scholars doing […]

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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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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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