PORTLAND — The Gulf of Maine Research Institute will hold the first of its Sea State Series with “Aquaculture in Maine” 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at 350 Commercial St.
The discussion will surround Maine’s aquaculture landscape, as we invite local mussel, oyster and kelp farmers in to discuss this growing industry alongside our staff experts.
GMRI staff experts will provide an overview of aquaculture in Maine. The overview will cover key species such as oysters, mussels and kelp, aquaculture leases, industry obstacles and the role of our organization.
We’ll be joined by Abigail Carroll, who owns and operates NONESUCH OYSTERS and OYSTER LADY SKIN CARE, two Maine companies celebrating the food, travel and wellness potential of the Maine coast. A Maine native, Abigail holds an undergraduate degree in French and Spanish Literature from Barnard College, as well as a Master’s Degree in International Affairs from Columbia University. Prior to becoming an oyster farmer Abigail spent over a decade in Paris, France trading stocks, working in start-ups, writing and cultivating her interest in food and wine. Abigail is a third generation Maine entrepreneur.
We’re offering Sea State as a repeat event multiple times throughout the summer. Learn more about this and other changes to Sea State.
Cost: $8 in advance, or $10 the day of the event.