Dana Morse

Frequently asked questions about Maine oysters Catherine Schmitt Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:11

What is an oyster?

An oyster is a marine invertebrate animal that lives in salt and brackish water. Oysters are bivalves: two shells connected by a hinge enclose and protect their muscles and organs.

Are Maine oysters all the same species?

DV-15-10 Building knowledge to benefit Maine’s working waterfronts: scallop aquaculture Catherine Schmitt Mon, 02/08/2016 - 13:19

Dick Clime
Coastal Enterprises, Inc.
Wiscasset, ME

The Oyster Trail of Maine

The Maine Oyster Trail is still being developed. Maine Sea Grant is working with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Maine Aquaculture Association, Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center, the Maine Office of Tourism, and In A Half Shell to build an educational experience for visitors and residents. This page will be updated as more information becomes available and the Trail becomes “official.”

Seaweed Scene 2015 Anonymous (not verified) Fri, 10/09/2015 - 11:32

Seaweed Scene 2015 was held as part of the second Maine Seaweed Festival on the waterfront campus of the Southern Maine Community College in South Portland, ME, on August 29. Year 4 of the “Seaweed Scene” meetings, “Seaweed Scene 2015” continued the tradition by reviewing the progress and challenges, sea farmers and products, and lessons learned from the most recent seaweed culture season in Maine and Long Island Sound. Special guests from Canada also shared their progress in the development of seaweed aquaculture in the province of Quebec.

Seaweed Scene 2014

The "Seaweed Scene 2014" was held on the beautiful oceanfront campus of the Southern Maine Community College in South Portland, ME, on August 30th. The morning meeting reviewed the latest from the new seaweed farmers and researchers in Maine and Long Island Sound.