Funded project partnering with regional growers to address shellfish biofouling
This project is funded by the USDA’s Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program. It fosters partnerships across industry, researchers and extension towards sustainable production. In this project I am working with great team of shellfish growers in Maine who are interested to find ways to reduce biofouling of their shellfish and gear to reduce labor intensity and maximize profit. If sea urchins can be grown towards the market too then this becomes an added bonus for these growers!
Our trials were deployed this summer 2023 and we look forward to seeing how this integration looks over the next few months. More updates to follow…..