Developing a Commercially Viable Seaweed Aquaculture Industry in New England
|Arthur Mathieson||UNH - Jackson Estuarine Lab||Principal Investigator|
|Christopher Neefus||UNH - Department of Biological Sciences||Principal Investigator|
|Charles Yarish||University of Connecticut - Stamford||Principal Investigator|
|Anita Klein||UNH - Department of Biological Sciences||Principal Investigator|
|Donald Cheney||Northeastern University - Marine Science Center||Principal Investigator|
|Subhash Minocha||UNH - Department of Biological Sciences||Co-Principal Investigator|
|Ira Levine||Coastal Plantations International, Inc.||Principal Investigator|
|D. Dow||Maine Sea Grant||Co-Principal Investigator|
|Ian Davison||University of Maine||Co-Principal Investigator|
|Jon Larsen||UNH - Department of Biological Sciences|
|Andrew West||UNH - Graduate Program in Genetics|
|Brian Teasdale||UNH - Department of Biological Sciences|
|Aaron Wallace||UNH - Department of Molecular, Cellular & Biomedical Sciences|
|Katherine Watson||Northeastern University|
|Christina Ryan||UNH - Department of Biological Sciences|
|Darya Hahn||UNH - Department of Biological Sciences|
|Danielle Friel Cain||UNH - Graduate Program in Genetics|
|Kathryn Roberts||Northeastern University|
|Marc Valyo||UNH - Department of Biological Sciences|
|Neil Ganem||UNH - Department of Biological Sciences|
|Kelly Burney||UNH - Department of Biological Sciences|
To provide research and development support for the establishment of a commercially viable/sustainable nori (Porphyra) aquaculture industry in New England.
We have assembled a group of experienced and diverse industry, Sea Grant and academic personnel to develop a cohesive and interdependent research/outreach program dealing with field and culture evaluations, nutrient physiology, populations, genetics, strain improvement, and technology transfer and extension.
In view of the broad-based support of several federal and state (i.e., Maine) agencies, Porphyra (nori) cultivation in northern New England would appear to have the single greatest potential for generating a viable seaweed industry in the United States. The coastline of Maine is particularly attractive because of its nutrient-rich waters, the need for enhanced coastal employment, and a history of the state granting mariculture permits.
Please see completion report
Available from the National Sea Grant Library (use NHU number to search) or NH Sea Grant
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