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Oyster Firm Launches Pair of Shellfish Processing Machines The Fish Site

New innovations in the world of oyster tumbling- the industry is growing and changing in exciting ways!

Sustainable Seafood: why you should give a shuck about oysters The Gaurdian

A quick overview of what oysters are doing for our oceans, plus, a fresh summer ceviche recipe!

Why the stage should be set for US aquaculture growth

A brief and interesting overview of the potential, and benefits, of aquaculture in the United States from Dr Paul Doremus, NOAA’s lead for seafood production and aquaculture.

15 Facts About Oysters and the Need to Protect Them The Pew Charitable Trusts

"Healthy populations buffer coastlines, boost economies, and benefit marine life"-- Oysters are more than a meal. Learn briefly about their biology, and the important roles they play in marine ecosystems.

Maine Oyster Farm Tackles Climate Change The Associate Press

Maine oysters are more than just delicious-- they're saving the world. Watch this short video to see how local oyster farmers are protecting our oceans through sustainable farming and bi-valve filtration.

New direct-to-consumer plans for Maine seaweed News Center Maine

'Maine Seaweed Week' has been a way for harvesters and restaurant chefs to introduce people to a new food; now organizers have pivoted.

Seafood Harvesters of America asks for clarity on COVID-19 relief funding SeafoodSource

Seafood Harvesters of America sent U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross a letter on Thursday, 23 April, calling on the Commerce Department and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to communicate how it will use the USD 300 million (EUR 278.2 million) in COVID-19 relief funding to help the nation’s fishermen.

Portland looks to the next 50 years for Earth Day News Center Maine

Combating climate change is Portland's mission for the next 50 years

Maine’s economic fallout from coronavirus could be nation’s worst Press Herald

One study puts it at the top of the list for most vulnerable states, but economists say the coronavirus recession's impact will depend on the public health response and industries' adaptability to prolonged social distancing.

Portland adjusts non-essential business rules amid coronavirus, COVID-19 News Center Maine

Portland adjusts non-essential business rules amid coronavirus, COVID-19 The city of Portland initially forbid retail businesses from shipping orders or conducting curbside pick-up under its coronavirus emergency order. That has changed.

Green Plate Special: Nervous about cooking with seaweed? Press Herald

These products from Atlantic Sea Farms make it easy, and now is a good time to start.

Forum: Now is the time to appreciate local food producers Press Herald

By Sebastian Belle, Maine Aquaculture Association

Danielle Blacklock, director of NOAA Fisheries' Office of Aquaculture, discusses future of U.S. industry SeafoodSource

Danielle Blacklock took over as director of NOAA Fisheries’ Office of Aquaculture in mid-March, just as the COVID-19 pandemic began to come to a head in the United States. Blacklock is charged with overseeing the aquaculture component of NOAA’s sustainable seafood portfolio and providing the strategic vision for developing a stronger aquaculture industry in the United States.

Baby eel prices drop as Maine fishermen grapple with virus Press Herald

Maine is the only U.S. state with a significant fishery for the elvers used by Asian aquaculture companies as seed stock.

Seafood companies step up to help COVID-19 relief and recovery efforts SeafoodSource

Seafood companies across the United States have stepped up with donations of food, personal protective equipment, soap, and other items in response to the coronavirus crisis that is gripping the nation.

Fire damages Portland, Maine seafood, caviar distributor SeafoodSource

Browne Trading Company, a Portland, Maine, U.S.A.-based seafood market and distributor, has been damaged in a fire.

Treatments containing fish oil, omega-3 fatty acids being trialed on COVID-19 patients SeafoodSource

In an effort to suppress and ultimately stifle the spread of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the world’s scientific and medical communities are turning to treatments containing omega-3 fatty acids and fish oil for help.

Coronavirus concerns spur seafood industry to launch health-focused campaign SeafoodSource

A newly-formed coalition of U.S. seafood industry organizations is launching a 12-week consumer marketing campaign to encourage Americans to eat more seafood during the coronavirus crisis.

Recipes - Maine Aquaculture Association Maine Aquaculture Association

A growing list of recipes made with local Maine seafood!