The fourth class of the Aquaculture in Shared Waters program is underway in Thomaston, Maine. The class of 30 students, including a number of commercial fishermen, meets weekly to learn about the business of aquaculture.
Two UMaine graduates are working on national marine policy issues as Dean John A. Knauss Fellows. While their placements have just begun, we checked in with Karen Pianka and Noah Oppenheim to see how things were going so far.
“It’s been a whirlwind.”
by Elisabeth A. Maxwell
Before I ever thought of attending the University of Maine, I knew about the iconic New England Clam Chowder. It was a menu item that seemed a staple for any seafood restaurant, regardless of which coastline I visited. Back then, I never would have thought that one day I would be learning about the management system that makes the famous clam chowder possible.
The Maine Sea Grant Scholar Program supports graduate students in the Marine Science/Marine Policy dual-degree program at the University of Maine. We've asked scholars to provide periodic updates on their work. Here's a report from one of our new students, Mackenzie Mazur, who is working with Teresa Johnson and Yong Chen.
As part of our research, we rode the ferry out to Islesboro to visit with food historian Sandy Oliver. It seemed appropriate to sit in her kitchen, an open space dominated by an Atlantic wood-burning cookstove.
Freshwater fishing on Mount Desert Island is a tradition that predates the creation of Acadia National Park and continues to this day.