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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Maine gets $2 million for marine economy plan Press Herald

The federal grant will help develop a plan for growth and resiliency in the state's marine economy.

New grant will help MTI create ‘road map’ to strengthening, diversifying Maine’s marine economy Press Herald

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.

Boston seafood expo reset for September The Fish Site

Seafood Expo North America, which was due to take place in March, has been rescheduled for 23-24 September.

Maine's eel season, delayed by virus, to get started The Hour

Maine fishermen are expected to begin the state's lucrative harvest of baby eels on Monday after the coronavirus outbreak forced the season to be delayed.

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.