UMM to Host Free Aquaculture in Shared Waters Course

Uncertain about your fishing future? Don’t just catch it, grow it, too! Maine Sea Grant will offer a series of classes about aquaculture at the University of Maine at Machias beginning Thursday, Feb. 15. The classes will meet weekly for 10 weeks  on Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. in Science 102. 

The Aquaculture in Shared Waters project provides courses, field trips, workshops, reference materials and start-up support for fishermen who want to learn more about starting a sea-farming business. Course instructors have decades of industry and teaching experience and will include DEI’s Brian Beal and the Maine Aquaculture Association’s Sebastian Belle.

For more information on this free series contact coordinator Chris Bartlett, 207-214-7061 or, or visit