Extension Projects

Aquaculture in Shared Waters 2017 Dana Morse Thu, 01/19/2017 - 11:28


References & Resources Catherine Schmitt Fri, 07/01/2016 - 12:58

Cited Sources

Carignan, S. 2014. New Maine festival to celebrate benefits of seaweed. Bangor Daily News, Maine. Aug. 27, 2014.

Chopin, T., AH Buschmann, C Halling, M Troell, N Kautsky, A Neori, GP Kraemer, JA Zertuche-Gonzales, C Yarish, and C Neefus. 2001. Integrating seaweeds into marine aquaculture systems: a key toward sustainability. Journal of Phycology 37:975-986.

Crawford, 1991. The Macroalgae Industry in Maine. Maine/New Hampshire Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program, University of Maine. 29pp.

Emerging Species for Seaweed Aquaculture Catherine Schmitt Fri, 07/01/2016 - 12:35

Emerging Species

The University of Maine’s Center for Cooperative Research is home to the sea vegetable aquaculture nursery where new native species are being developed for aquaculture. Dulse (Palmaria palmata), laver (Porphyra umbilicalis), horsetail kelp (Laminaria digitata), gracilaria (Gracilaria tikvahiae), and skinny kelp (Saccharina latissima forma angustissima) are all in various stages of development. 

Kelp Aquaculture Catherine Schmitt Fri, 07/01/2016 - 12:30

Kelp Aquaculture

Seaweed Aquaculture Industry Overview Catherine Schmitt Fri, 07/01/2016 - 12:28

Sugar kelp (Saccharina latissima) was the first commercial kelp crop to be cultivated in Maine in 2010, with other native species under development since then.

The Maine Ten: Useful species grown or harvested in Maine Catherine Schmitt Fri, 07/01/2016 - 12:24
Resources for Seaweed Growers Catherine Schmitt Fri, 07/01/2016 - 12:11


side of sea grant boat and kelp line
Sea Grant boat with kelp line.