Community Impact

Our Mission: Improving the quality of life for the people of downeast and coastal Maine through marine research, marine science education, and innovations in wild and cultured fisheries.

The vision of DEI is that our groundbreaking work will generate new knowledge of the marine ecosystem for all who depend on it. Our focus on applied marine research means that our research focuses on finding answers to real world problems, often brought to our attention by fishermen, school groups, and other community members.

Our research actively involves fishermen, students, and other ocean users. We integrate fishermen’s local ecological knowledge and technical fisheries expertise into study design to strengthen our research and ensures that technology transfer occurs.

Our Community Impact:

ADAPTIVE </br>FISHERIES MANAGEMENT
ADAPTIVE
FISHERIES MANAGEMENT

DEI provides science-based leadership to adapt to a changing marine environment.

FISHERIES STOCK ENHANCEMENT & RESTORATION
FISHERIES STOCK ENHANCEMENT & RESTORATION

DEI has produced hundreds of millions of seed clams for coastal communities.

BUSINESS </br>INCUBATOR
BUSINESS
INCUBATOR

DEI has assisted fishermen and other entrepreneurs create new aquaculture opportunities.

SCIENCE </br>EDUCATION
SCIENCE
EDUCATION

DEI’s marine education program makes relevant scientific exploration part of pre-K to 12 grade education

SHELLFISH </br>FIELD DAYS
SHELLFISH
FIELD DAYS

Join us August 11th for this annual event and our ribbon-cutting ceremony for our new facility.

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