Program on aquaculture set for March 19

Mar 07, 2019
Merritt Carey of the Maine Aquaculture Co-op, speaks March 19.

St. George — The St. George Business Alliance invites the public to a presentation titled “Aquaculture in Penobscot Bay and Beyond” by Merritt Carey, a founding member of the Maine Aquaculture Co-op, Tuesday, March 19, at 5  p.m. at the St. George Town Office, 3 School St.

Carey will speak about the co-op model for aquaculture and the scallops being grown in Penobscot Bay. Her panel of will include: Sara Radamaker, a Tenants Harbor resident recognized for her work with American Unagi, a Maine-based glass eel aqua-farming endeavor; Karen Cooper, a kelp grower on North Haven; and Briana Warner, CEO of Ocean Approved. Speakers will answer questions about the co-op, how Maine fishermen are using aquaculture as an income diversifying strategy, and other topics.

Currently, the co-op has member farms in Tenants Harbor, Spruce Head, Stonington and North Haven, with several more planning to come online in Penobscot Bay in 2019.

For more information, contact 372-8102 or stgba2012@gmail.com.

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