During their first "Aquaculture Boot Camp” on May 1-3, our new Aquaculture Business Development (ABD) cohort ventured out to the Damariscotta area to tour local farms and learn from industry partners already working in seaweed, oysters, scallops, and mussels. One of the many benefits of the program, trips like these offer participants the chance to connect with others in their field and learn about their operations. 

Thank you to the following partners for hosting our group and supporting this event: Mook Sea FarmGlidden Point Oyster Farms; Community ShellfishBasket Island Oysters; Maine Fresh Sea Farms; Maine Sea Grant; Maine Aquaculture Association; Maine Aquaculture Co-op in Tenants Harbor; and the Maine Department of Marine Resources

For more information about our ABD program and our aquaculture work, visit http://www.islandinstitute.org/aquaculture.