Partner Event – Talk of the Towns: Small-Scale Aquaculture & Futures for Our Marine Economies

The Town of Stonington is excited to present the fourth in its new series of public conversations and media screenings at the Stonington Opera House on issues that bridge, matter to, and unite our area communities. This event will discuss Small-Scale Aquaculture and Futures of Our Marine Economy. The gathering will include a social hour… Read more »

Maine Fishermen’s Forum 2024

Island Institute is taking part in the Maine Fisherman’s Forum this year at the Samoset Resort. The Maine Fishermen’s Forum is a three-day annual event held over the first weekend in March at the Samoset Resort in Rockport, Maine. The Forum brings together fishermen, sea farmers, gear suppliers, state and federal scientists and regulators…

Talking Aquaculture in Maine: The Oyster Capital of Maine

This is event is co-sponsored by Lincoln Theater and Shuck Station. Since the glaciers receded from Maine, oysters have had a place in the Damariscotta River. Its famous shell mounds are a testament to this long history and the connection to the river held by the Nanrantsouak of the N’dakina and larger Wabanaki populations. Join Damariscotta… Read more »

Talking Aquaculture in Maine: Women on the Water

This is event is co-sponsored by Lincoln Theater. Dive into the experience of women in the aquaculture industry! While there have been more female farmers in the last five years than ever before, Maine’s aquaculture industry is still a male–dominated sector. We’ll learn about the various roles these impressive women have in the aquaculture industry as… Read more »

Talking Aquaculture in Maine: Super Powers of Seaweed

This is event is co-sponsored by Lincoln Theater. Learn from ocean scientists and Maine sea farmers about kelp’s amazing impacts in the economic and environmental health of our coastal communities. Maine is currently the largest producer of kelp in the United States, with farms located along our entire coastline. The growing season – late fall to… Read more »