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Hallowell, ME 04347
Telephone (207) 622-0136
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Maine Aquaculturalists are world leaders in sustainably farmed seafood!

The Clean, Cool waters of Maine’s coasts and inland waterways are ideal for growing fresh, healthy seafood.  By combining Maine’s fishing heritage, pristine natural resources and our farmers’ commitment to sustainable practices, we produce the best fresh, sustainable seafood.

AQUACULTURE is an important means of providing healthy seafood.  Every year we import enormous amounts of seafood into this country.
In fact seafood is the 3rd largest portion of our national deficit behind Petroleum and Automobiles. In 2004 we imported over 11 billion dollars of seafood. Maine aquaculturalists are a leading supplier of fresh, sustainable and locally grown seafood.

Maine communities have a long tradition of harvesting healthy seafood from our clean, cool waters. Maine’s water farmers are helping preserve this heritage or working waterfronts and communities linked to the sea. Our water farmers make their living on and literally in the water every day. Healthy ecosystems with high water quality and diverse habitats are a key ingredient in our sustainably grown healthy seafood.

We invite you to become a bluewater pioneer and explore
Maine Aquaculture.  Learn about the Maine Aquaculture Association , which is one of the oldest in the country. Meet a Local Maine Water Farmer and see if you have a blue thumb!  Perhaps you’re interested in learning how Maine’s water farmers are remaining leaders in developing Sustainable Solutions to the issues they face; or if you have questions about aquaculture you would like answered see our Frequently Asked Questions or Contact Us.

Teachers should be sure to visit our
Teacher Resource area for ideas on how to incorporate aquaculture into your classroom. Journalists should also look at the Media page for recent press releases, statistics about Maine aquaculture and thumbnails of images available upon request.

With all of the beneficial health effects associated with Omega -3’s and eating seafood be sure to stop and see some of our
Favorite Recipes and where you can buy Fresh, Sustainably farmed Maine Seafood.

Exploring U.S. Aquaculture

MAA cod academy featured in time magazine

Maine as a Microcosm

Faces of Maine Aquaculture

The Cod Academy


 Why the U.S. Aquaculture Industry Remains So Underdeveloped ...

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