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Archive: May 2011

Newspaper profiles tropical fish business

May 23, 2011


 A Bangor Daily News story describes Sea and Reef Aquaculture, a tropical fish-breeding business created by UMaine graduate Soren Hansen.  Based at UMaine's Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research in Franklin, the company has grown from an idea created by Hansen and Chad Callan when they were UMaine graduate students.  The story includes comments from Prof. Dave Townsend of the UMaine School of Marine Sciences, who worked closely with Hansen and Callan as they began to develop...

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Drake Passage

May 4, 2011


Dr's Laura Robinson (WHOI) and Rhian Waller (UMaine) are leading a group of scientists and students to examine corals in the Drake Passage between the 9th May - 15th June. The primary goal of the cruise is to locate fossil and live populations of cold-water corals in this area to further understand climate, biogeography and connectivity across the Drake Passage through time.  Sebastian Velez,current undergrad student, and Chris Roy, current grad student, are participating in this cruise...

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Study Says Elusive Industry Input Critical for Squid Management

May 3, 2011

If you want to know how the fishing is, ask a person who fishes. That’s the gist of a University of Maine study of cooperative research efforts in the nation’s Illex squid fishery.

Teresa Johnson, an assistant professor of marine policy in the University of Maine’s School of Marine Sciences, concludes in a recent research paper that the preservation and protection of both the species and those who catch squid for a living depends on cooperation among scientists and those who do the...

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