10 MYTHS ABOUT AQUACULTURE!
A must read article published by NOAA debunking some of the common myths about aquaculture in the USA. http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/aquaculture/homepage_stories/10myths.html
And whilst we’ve got you thinking about it…take a look at this recent press release from NOAA “When most people think of fresh seafood from the Northeast, it’s likely that lobster, scallops and cod come to mind. However in this region, aquaculture actually plays a big role in bringing fresh seafood to American consumers’ tables. In fact, in the Northeast, aquaculture production ranks third behind sea scallops and American lobster in value, generating about $161 million annually in revenues.” http://www.nero.noaa.gov/stories/2013/aquacultureNE.html
MAINE’S AQUACULTURE INDUSTRY BOUNCES BACK!
Latest economic figures demonstrate how much the industry has grown since the crash in 2000. Read more here http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ME_MAINE_AQUACULTURE_MEOL-?SITE=NHPOR&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT
SAVE THE DATE!
Maine Aquaculture R&D Network Meeting
Friday January 10th, 2014, Hutchinson Center, Belfast, Maine
Aquaculture Research Institute, University of Maine
Maine Sea Grant
Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center
Maine Aquaculture Association
Maine Technology Institute
In addition to kicking off a Maine Aquaculture Network this is an opportunity to get an overview of aquaculture R&D activities in Maine. Come to meet and connect with like-minded people who want to expand the aquaculture industry in Maine. Hear from industry and university researchers across the whole of Maine on latest research results. Find out what your colleagues in Maine are researching, and share your thoughts on research needs and priorities.
We need you! This is your opportunity to influence aquaculture R&D priorities in Maine. We are looking for people in the areas listed in the meeting agenda (attached) to coordinate those segments, provide an overview of those topics, and there will also be the opportunity to do short (2-5 min) presentations. Posters also welcome!
Please register here