In an effort to help Maine aquaculturists during this time, we have created this page to serve as a place for lobstermen and oyster, mussel, and seaweed farmers to access tools and resources to help them address current challenges and impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic.

For additional resources and further support for Maine’s small businesses, visit our Small Business Resource Page here.

NOTE: Food processing, fishing, and aquaculture are considered essential services under the executive order and shall continue their activities consistent with guidance on social distancing included in the order.

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

General Health and Safety Information

Maine Department of Marine Resources

Funding and Assistance

Resources for Farmers Doing Direct Distribution


FaceBook Pages

Additional Resources

  • Oyster—Offering 2-month free trial; to participate, all you need is an iPad. They will not take a credit card, but will let you know how much it will cost if you convert in the future. They are only asking farmers to check in with them at least once every couple of weeks and let them know how things are going.

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