Aug 23, 2013

Seaweed farming updates public meeting August 29, Belfast Hutchinson Ctr

“Seaweed Scene 2013”, on August 29th, 2013, from 9:00-4:00, at the University of Maine’s Hutchinson Center at 80 Belmont Avenue (Route 3) in Belfast, Maine. 

This will be a day of all thing Seaweed, as we catch up on projects, network, and share ideas. Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided. 

No fee to attend, but we do ask for an RSVP. Email  sarah.redmond@maine.edu 
an RSVP if you have not yet signed up.  

Agenda August 29th

9:00 -  9:30 Arrivals, refreshments

9: 30-10:00:   Welcome & Introductions

10:00-12:00:  Research Update Presentations 

10:00-10:15    Seaweed on Shellfish Farms: Another step forward

10:15-10:30  News from the front: The year in review from Ocean Approved

10:30-10:45  Urchins and Seaweed – 2 potential new industries for Maine 

10:45-11:00    Break

11:00-11:15    Seaweed farming in Long Island Sound: Update from Connecticut  

11:15-11:30    New Paths Forward: Maine Algae & The Maine Seaweed Institute

11:30-11:45    EPSCOR / Aquaculture Research Institute & New Species R&D 

12:00 - 1:00    Lunch & Vendors / Food and Networking

1:00 - 2:30   Seaweed Café Break-outs:  Three 20-minute sessions each to share ideas, covering various topics within the world of seaweed, including:

• Seaweed Science, Mgmt & Policy:  Developing the Seaweed Industry 

2:30 - 3:30    Break out Reports with entire group

3:30 - 4:00    Future Directions & Wrap up

4:30-7:30     Kelp Farming Techniques with Ocean Approved and UConn

Sarah Redmond & Seth Barker

Paul Dobbins/Tollef Olson

Steve Eddy

Dr. Charles Yarish

Willie Wilson & Liz Solet 

Annie Langston & Carter Newell

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