Last spring, Dana Morse, a member of Maine’s Marine Extension Team, and fellow extension specialist Sarah Redmond helped train 12 Maine lobstermen in aquaculture techniques and business training as part of the “Aquaculture in Shared Waters” project, which is funded by the National Sea Grant Program.

Aquaculture offers fishermen a way to keep working on the water and producing seafood. Introducing these opportunities to “traditional” fishermen is a powerful way to apply their expertise to produce high-quality seafood that Maine is known for, while also creating economic benefits for individual fishermen and communities, said Morse.

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