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National Aquaculture Extension Conference

National Aquaculture Extension Conference 2022 June 13-17, 2022 DRAFT Agenda available Join us this June for the 2022 National Aquaculture Extension Conference (NAEC). The conference is co-sponsored by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s (NIFA) five Regional Aquaculture Centers and the NOAA National Sea Grant Program. Held approximately every five years since 1992, […]

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Community Science Network 2020

SEA GRANT COMMUNITY SCIENCE NETWORK MEETING May 14, 2020 3pm Eastern, 2pm Central, 12 noon Pacific, 9am Hawaii (2 hour duration) In a true demonstration of resilience, the agenda for the in-person Network meeting has been revised, and we’re looking forward to joining the conversation with Network members virtually via Zoom on May 14. The […]

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Microbial Source Tracking in Two Southern Maine Watersheds

Each year, bacterial contamination forces the closure of hundreds of acres of clam flats in southern Maine. These are the same bacteria that can pose a health risk at popular swimming beaches. Fecal coliform and E. coli bacteria are used as indicators that other, more harmful, pathogens may be present in coastal waters. But since […]

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Gulf of Maine Expedition

In 2002, Sea Grant MET member and expedition team leader, Natalie Springuel, embarked on a five-month sea kayaking journey called the Gulf of Maine Expedition. She and six additional team members and program staff organized the journey along the entire coast of the Gulf of Maine, from Provincetown, MA, to Cape Sable Island, N.S. The […]

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Cooperative State of Maine Survey of Atlantic Halibut in Groundfish Closed Areas in the Eastern Gulf of Maine

The overall objective of the program is to contribute to the protection and rebuilding of Atlantic halibut, Hippoglossus hippoglossus, by enabling the collection and analyses of basic biological and ecological data essential for the long-term sustainable management of this species. Click here for an in-depth PDF presentation about this project. For more information, contact Chris […]

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Newfoundland: Lessons for Maine

The Role of Tourism in Fisheries Crises: The Case of Newfoundland and Applications to Maine Tourism is increasingly touted as a development opportunity for coastal and rural areas affected by natural resource decline. As commercial fisheries face depletion the world over, people look to tourism to help coastal communities recover from economic crisis, but little […]

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Ambassadors of the Bay Kayak Expedition

Natalie Springuel and other MET members are working with communities on bay-related issues throughout the state. In Frenchman Bay in 2005 and 2006, Sea Grant partnered with a nonprofit organization in Mount Desert, ME, called the Mount Desert Island Water Quality Coalition (MDIWQC) to sponsor “The Ambassadors of the Bay,” mini-expeditions modeled after the 2002 […]

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Rainbow Smelt Survey

The goal of this project, led by the Maine Department of Marine Resources, is to conserve and restore wild populations of rainbow smelt (Osmerus mordax), within the U.S. Gulf of Maine watershed. This anadromous fish is listed by the National Marine Fisheries Service as a species of concern as a result of over-harvest, water quality […]

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Coastal Community Resilience

Maine Climate Change Adaptation Provider’s Network Marine Ocean and Coastal Acidification Partnership (MOCA) Collaborating Toward Climate Solutions Coastal Community Adaptation Strategies in a Changing Climate Cost-Efficient Adaptation Planning in the North Atlantic Preparing for a Changing Climate: The State of Adaptation Planning in Maine’s Coastal Communities R-12-08 Coastal infrastructure resilience in a changing climate Coastal […]

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Coastal Access in Southern Maine

Thank you for joining us at Coastal Access in Southern Maine, one of a series of workshops hosted by Maine Sea Grant in 2006. One goal of the forum is to provide resources and tools to help participants take action in addressing local coastal access issues. Below you will find downloadable files that summarize the […]

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