Aquaculture Hub Request for Proposals

Maine Aquaculture Hub 2022 Request for Proposals:

Supporting Innovation & Outreach in the Aquaculture Sector

Requesting proposals for projects seeking to
​​Address Farm Challenges and Improve Outreach

Deadline for Proposals: Wednesday, March 2, 2022


In its third and final request for proposals (RFP), the Maine Aquaculture Hub is looking to fund short-term projects that aim to address immediate needs of the aquaculture sector under two particular topics:

  • Marketing, consumer awareness, or outreach and engagement efforts to amplify the Maine brand for aquaculture products and/or improve understanding of Maine aquaculture.

A total of $182,000 is available to fund project(s) under this topic area; proposals of any amount (up to $182,000) will be considered.

  • Development of innovative shellfish culture gear to minimize social conflicts. Proposed work should develop or purchase innovative shellfish culture gear for planned evaluation and comparison of the innovative gear with standard gear types, regarding topics that could address but are not limited to:
    1. Shellfish yield
    2. Gear management including biofouling control
    3. Potential for crop diversification
    4. Potential to reduce social conflicts

A total of $75,000 is available to fund project(s) in this topic area; proposals of any amount (up to $75,000) will be considered.

Download the 2022 RFP Full Proposal Guidelines here.

Applicants may submit proposals via the online eSeaGrant portal starting February 1, 2022.
The submission deadline is March 2, 2022.

The Maine Aquaculture Hub is a network for strengthening aquaculture in Maine, connecting organizations and individuals across the state. The steering committee consists of representatives from Maine Sea Grant, the Maine Aquaculture Association, Coastal Enterprises, Inc., the Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center, and the University of Maine Aquaculture Research Institute.