DMC Proud Partner in Sustainable Aquaculture Initiative

The Darling Marine Center is proud to be part of the new Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET) program.

On August 5th the University of Maine announced the launch of the SEANET program thanks to a $20 million National Science Foundation EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) grant.

“This project is inherently about how to make aquaculture sustainable in Maine, both socially and environmentally,” says Dr. Damian Brady, Assistant Research Professor and Acting Interim Director of DMC, “and the Damariscotta will be a region of focus for the project.”

The Damariscotta River is the home of shellfish aquaculture in Maine and “has long been a model for the rest of the state about how to integrate education, research and industry,” notes Dana Morse, Extension Associate for the Maine Sea Grant College Program at the DMC. “The application of science to an industry, the integration of that industry with the community, and both the educational and workforce training that comes along with it – the DMC got this started in Maine.”

Read the entire SEANET announcement.