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.
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.
The total funding, awarded to Maine Technology Institute and FocusMaine, is for $2.5 million over the next three years and includes the $2 million Economic Development Administration grant, plus a match of $500,000.
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.