Core sampling is a highly accurate resource assessment tool. Use it to conduct shellfish surveys and to determine the effectiveness of management activities.
Recruitment boxes (aka “Beal boxes”) are a simple tool that can be used to increase information about the natural production of a clam flat. The use of this resource assessment tool [...]
Over the course of last summer, DEI conducted a pilot study to determine whether it is possible to grow oysters and other shellfish in unused Downeast region lobster pounds. Cold water [...]
National Sea Grant recently announced that DEI was among the 32 projects to receive funding through it’s $9.3 million Integrated Projects to Increase Aquaculture Production and Addressing [...]
DEI was notified in late June that it will receive grant funds totaling $278,000 over the next two years to continue work initiated several years ago involving commercial-scale grow out of [...]
DEI has been conducting research in the Freeport area since 2013 to understand the causes of a declining soft-shell clam population in the northern region of Casco Bay. Work by DEI staff – [...]
A two-year collaboration between DEI staff and Maine’s Department of Marine Resources (DMR) area biologists was published in the December 2016 issue of the Journal of Shellfish Research. [...]