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USD 300 million in aid earmarked for seafood industry in US stimulus package SeafoodSource

The U.S. Senate late on Wednesday, 25 March, unanimously passed a USD 2 trillion (EUR 1.81 trillion) relief package for American businesses and individuals whose work has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Among the relief the fishing industry is set to receive is USD 300 million (EUR 272 million) that will be available to tribal nations, fishermen, fishing communities, other fishery-related businesses and certain aquaculture businesses through the Commerce Department until 30 September

Maine fishermen turn to direct-to-consumer outlets MAINE BIZ

Fishermen and seafood farmers are struggling with markets that have recently slammed shut. But over the past week, at least a few outlets have been established to connect the businesses directly to consumers.

Governor Mills, Commissioner Camuso Suspend Inland Waters Fishing License Requirement, Open Waters To Inland Fishing State of Maine Office of Governor Janet T. Mills

Governor Janet Mills today directed Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Commissioner Judy Camuso to open all inland waters for fishing and to waive the requirement that anglers need a recreational fishing license to fish the inland waters of Maine. The order, which is effectively immediately, will run through April 30 and is intended to encourage Maine people to enjoy the outdoors as we confront the challenges associated with COVID-19. The Governor is considering additional measure

Governor Mills Urges President Trump To Marshal Resources of Federal Government In Support of Maine’s Fishing and Seafood Industries State of Maine Office of Governor Janet T. Mills

Citing the “substantial toll” the COVID-19 pandemic is taking on Maine’s independent fishermen, acquaculturists, wholesale dealers, and seafood processors, Governor Janet Mills pressed President Donald Trump to marshal the resources of the federal government to support Maine’s vital fishing and seafood industries.

Fishermen turn to direct marketing as demand for Maine seafood plummets Press Herald

For decades, lobster has been the symbol of Maine’s fishing industry, but at the moment the microscopic coronavirus is taking center stage. While the economic news has been bad for all sectors of the economy, the fishing industry has been particularly hard-hit.

Aquaculture firms offered €120,000 coronavirus aid package The Fish Site

Companies in the EU’s fisheries and aquaculture sectors have been offered up to €120,000 each in aid, to help see them through the Covid-19 pandemic.

Morning Update - March 25 Heather Sanborn, Maine State Senator

A new Executive Order continues the previous order prohibiting more than 10 people gathering for non-essential reasons and mandating the closure of dine-in service at restaurants and bars. Take-out, curbside service, and home delivery of food and beverages are considered essential and are permitted to continue with appropriate social distancing precautions. With regard to food and beverage businesses, the rules in the state order and Portland order are the same: “All restaurants and bars shal

New Publication Helps Oyster Farmers Get Product to Market DMR

For an oyster farm to be a profitable enterprise, farmers need to get the product to market. The options that are available to them - especially new farmers can sometimes be confusing. To help navigate the challenging regulatory requirements, Maine Sea Grant, Maine DMR, UMaine, and NOAA have published an informative publication titled "Guidance to Maine oyster farmers on selling your product in state." Link at the end of article

Hog Island Oyster Co delivering locally to Marin and Sonoma counties Instagram

If you live in Marin or Sonoma counties, the Hog Island Oyster Co team will deliver your online order directly to your door, 7 days a week! Just make sure to get your orders in by 5 pm PST for next day deliveries.

Farm Product & Pick Up Directory University of Maine

A very comprehensive listing... not just aquaculture but all local in Maine

Local & National Directory The Briny Babe

This is a really impressive compilation.. well thought out...well organized...very useful!

Northhaven oysters is coming to town! Insta

Coming to town !!! Rockland ferry parking lot with oysters.. Saturday!! 21st 10am till 2pm .. look for dark blue van 10 bucks a dozen!! Or count bags for 80 bucks.! Venmo is best to keep our selfs safe or check come by my friends I miss u!!

Homeland Security Recognizes Agriculture as Critical Industry AgPro

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued guidance on Thursday on critical industry workforce that should continue as the country addresses and responds to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. U.S. food and agriculture was included among 16 critical industries.

Mook Sea Farm loves Moondancers

We know that many of you are home practicing social distancing, but you don’t need to distance yourself from our Moondancers! In fact, did you know that zinc helps maintain a healthy immune system and that there is evidence that zinc has antiviral properties? Oysters are an excellent source of zinc, with a half dozen providing 400% of your daily value. Moondancers are online for $1.50 each, with free shipping if you’re located within the Northeast (UPS Zone 1). We are taking the COVID-19 pande

Russia working to develop aquaculture in Arctic regions SeafoodSource

Russia’s Ministry for Development of the Far East is working out incentive measures to boost aquaculture in the Russian north, claiming it is one of its greatest priorities.

Private sector urged to invest more in aquaculture, Blue Economy Daily Nation

The private sector has been urged to invest in fisheries and the blue economy since these sectors hold millions’ worth of unexploited prospects.

Mainers to start fishing for baby eels later this month Press Herald

One of the most lucrative fisheries in the state is scheduled to open for the season March 22.

Maine’s edible seaweed industry may double production in next five years Mainebiz

New research indicates that Maine's edible seaweed production will grow an average of 12% to 15% annually over the next decade and is expected to more than double by 2025.

#Slurpback for Farm To Table Kids

Farm To Table Kids is a non profit organization founded by Stephanie McDonough that works to inspire children and families to play kitchens and gardens through healthy, happy, hands on learning experiences. Stephanie founded Farm To Table Kids after her son battled stage four cancer. When they moved back to Maine she decided to turn a lifelong dream into reality. A dream of giving children the tools and knowledge necessary to create sustainable organic food and also to cook it! We look forward t

DMR asks DMR to approve aquaculture lease The Ellsworth American

A three-year, four-acre experimental aquaculture lease to raise Atlantic salmon in Cutler Harbor was recently filed with the Department of Marine Resources. The applicant? The Department of Marine Resources, more particularly DMR’s Division of Sea Run Fisheries and Habitat. The reviewer? DMR’s Aquaculture Division.

Coronavirus affecting Maine fisheries The Ellsworth American

As of early Wednesday morning, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention had yet to report a single confirmed or presumed case of COVID-19, the respiratory infection caused by the coronavirus, in eastern Maine, but the lobster industry is already feeling the impacts of the global pandemic.

Maine explores potential for farming higher-value clam Aquaculture North America

Growing clams as auxiliary crop in oyster farms could spawn new industry

Project seen transformative for hard clam industry in US east coast Aquaculture North America

A collaborative research effort in the US east coast aims to produce robust quahog stocks through selective breeding to enhance the success of clam farming in the region.

NOAA names new director for aquaculture Aquaculture North America

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has appointed Danielle Blacklock as the agency’s new director for the Office of Aquaculture.

Farming The Ocean To Feed The World | Scott Lindell | TEDxCambridgeSalon Tedx Talks Youtube

Current farming and fishing practices are having devastating impacts on our climate and environment. Scott Lindell, Research Specialist at The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, reveals how marine aquaculture can sustainably feed the world's growing population. As US policies make it almost impossible to meaningfully develop fish, shellfish, and seaweed farms, he shows how simple changes to our diets and policies will drive this more sustainable future.

Feds extends low-cost loans for US aquaculture firms affected by Covid-19 Aquaculture North America

The U.S. Small Business Administration is extending some financial assistance to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely affected by the continuing spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19).

Friday Deliveries From Emily's Oysters Instagram

Just wanted to let you all know that FRIDAY OYSTER DELIVERIES are STILL available, and while I am always, always operating with the utmost cleanliness, I’ve upped my game even more during these times. Whether you’ve got an active CSA or just want to buy some oysters, I’m your girl! you can also buy a new farm share at any time [discounts available for those who’ve already bought a share!]

Mere Point taking strong action to keep safe Instagram

This current Covid-19 pandemic is real, scary and unpredictable. Our priority at MPOC is to our employees and customers. We will ask all MPOC team members to follow guidelines that are clearly published to prevent transmission. Hand hygiene, social distancing, and common sense are important. Remote working, if possible, is strongly urged. We have already seen some impact to business and do expect that distributors and restaurants will delay making decisions and be cautious about spending in th

Glidden Point giving 10% of online sales to Full Plates Full Potential Instagram

Additionally, 10% of all proceeds from our online sales will be donated to @fullplatesfullpotential emergency fund. These donations will help support public schools in Maine that have closed due to the pandemic by helping schools pay for increased meals, packaging meals, transporting food to eligible sites and more

DMR Aquaculture Hearings, Scoping Sessions, and Pre-Application Meetings Postponed DMR

The Department of Marine Resources (DMR) is committed to protecting the health of staff and members of the public. To help limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), DMR is instituting the measures listed below. Please note that these measures were developed in consideration of the guidance issued by Governor Mills on or before March 19, 2020. DMR is closely monitoring the situation and will update these measures as necessary.

Love Point Oysters Instagram

If you want to grab some Love Points to brighten up your quarantine and you live within 30 miles of Portland, then DM us and we’ll deliver them right to your door! **and if you’re further away, DM us anyway! We have some limited shipping capabilities!

Oysters Cleaning Chesapeake Bay NOAA

A video from NOAA highlighting a research project Suzanne Bricker, from NOAA, and I did to nutrients removed from the Chesapeake Bay via oyster aquaculture.

Will RAS Revolutionise Aquaculture in Maine? The Fish Site

While there has been some opposition to the recent rash of RAS plants being planned for Maine, proponents of the sector note the potentially huge economic benefits that they can bring to rural communities and the salmon farmers themselves believe that the technology and experience now available will make them financially viable.

DMR Shellfish closuresStay on top of shellfish closures

Stay on top of where there may be closures due to bacterial or biotoxin blooms!

5 different species of oysters

Learn about the 5 primary species of oysters... all our oysters are American Oysters (Crassostrea Virginica)

Scottish shellfish survey

Why not learn about international shellfish and oysters?!?!

Florida Hurricane Decimates Budding Oyster Industry

An industry that was just getting going is severely damaged and almost destroyed

DMR Interactive Oyster Farm Map

Nice map from the Department of Marine Resources on all active farm locations in Maine!

10 Things You Probably Did Not Know About the Oyster

Nice article on general oyster knowledge

Teacher on Cranberry Isles shifts to oyster farming

A common story along the coast of Maine as oyster farming continues to grow!

GMRI Maine Shellfish Study

An in depth research report from the Gulf of Maine Research Institute giving an overview of the oyster industry both nationally and in Maine.. starts on page 14

Support your Farmers

We have compiled a list of farms and how to reach out and slurp with them Have a farm? Lets us know how we can help!

Hog Island Oyster Co delivering locally to Marin and Sonoma counties Instagram

If you live in Marin or Sonoma counties, the Hog Island Oyster Co team will deliver your online order directly to your door, 7 days a week! Just make sure to get your orders in by 5 pm PST for next day deliveries.

Northhaven oysters is coming to town! Insta

Coming to town !!! Rockland ferry parking lot with oysters.. Saturday!! 21st 10am till 2pm .. look for dark blue van 10 bucks a dozen!! Or count bags for 80 bucks.! Venmo is best to keep our selfs safe or check come by my friends I miss u!!

Mook Sea Farm loves Moondancers

We know that many of you are home practicing social distancing, but you don’t need to distance yourself from our Moondancers! In fact, did you know that zinc helps maintain a healthy immune system and that there is evidence that zinc has antiviral properties? Oysters are an excellent source of zinc, with a half dozen providing 400% of your daily value. Moondancers are online for $1.50 each, with free shipping if you’re located within the Northeast (UPS Zone 1). We are taking the COVID-19 pande

Friday Deliveries From Emily's Oysters Instagram

Just wanted to let you all know that FRIDAY OYSTER DELIVERIES are STILL available, and while I am always, always operating with the utmost cleanliness, I’ve upped my game even more during these times. Whether you’ve got an active CSA or just want to buy some oysters, I’m your girl! you can also buy a new farm share at any time [discounts available for those who’ve already bought a share!]

Mere Point taking strong action to keep safe Instagram

This current Covid-19 pandemic is real, scary and unpredictable. Our priority at MPOC is to our employees and customers. We will ask all MPOC team members to follow guidelines that are clearly published to prevent transmission. Hand hygiene, social distancing, and common sense are important. Remote working, if possible, is strongly urged. We have already seen some impact to business and do expect that distributors and restaurants will delay making decisions and be cautious about spending in th

Glidden Point giving 10% of online sales to Full Plates Full Potential Instagram

Additionally, 10% of all proceeds from our online sales will be donated to @fullplatesfullpotential emergency fund. These donations will help support public schools in Maine that have closed due to the pandemic by helping schools pay for increased meals, packaging meals, transporting food to eligible sites and more

Love Point Oysters Instagram

If you want to grab some Love Points to brighten up your quarantine and you live within 30 miles of Portland, then DM us and we’ll deliver them right to your door! **and if you’re further away, DM us anyway! We have some limited shipping capabilities!

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