Graduate student Jordan Snyder and Sea Grant Assistant Director for Research Damian Brady and their colleagues have a new paper in the journal Frontiers in Marine Science about their NOAA Sea Grant-funded research on developing tools for siting aquaculture operations.
Biosecurity in Shellfish and Seaweed Aquaculture
AQUACULTURE IN SHARED WATERS 2017
Downeast Institute for Applied Marine Research & Education
University of Maine at Machias
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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.
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.