UMaine aquaculture analysis web site may entice extra startups with $3.5M enhance

The College of Maine is getting $3.5 million in federal funds to spice up the circulation of seawater at its aquaculture analysis and enterprise incubator web site in Franklin.

Steve Eddy, director of UMaine’s Middle for Cooperative Aquaculture Analysis, mentioned that the power to draw analysis companions to the japanese shore of Taunton Bay in Hancock County is restricted by an insufficient provide of seawater to the location. Although there have been enhancements to the seawater consumption system through the years since UMaine acquired the previous fish farm in 1999, the location has expanded to the purpose the place it wants a extra sturdy provide.

“The seawater consumption was fairly primitive,” Eddy mentioned, including that longer pipes that might draw water in at low tide have been put in in 2002. “That was nice for just a few years, however now there’s a critical bottleneck.”