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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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

Teacher on Cranberry Isles shifts to oyster farming

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