Biosecurity in Shellfish and Seaweed Aquaculture
AQUACULTURE IN SHARED WATERS 2017
Downeast Institute for Applied Marine Research & Education
University of Maine at Machias
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.
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.
Resources and News: Aquaculture in Shared Waters
This page lists some of the materials produced during the AQSW project, and related news content, so that readers can both learn more about the program, and gather more information for their own consideration as prospective farmers.