Aquaculture Advisory Council


Date: June 17 and 18, 2019

Time: 9 am - 5:30 pm

Location: University of Maine at Machias, 116 Obrien Avenue, Torrey Hall and the Performing Arts Center

Town: Machias

State of the Science is a two-day conference to discuss ecosystem-based fisheries management in Eastern Maine, bringing together experts from local governments, fishing, science, and academic communities. Keynote speakers include DMR commissioner Pat Keliher and Bureau of Marine Science director Carl Wilson. The conference is a step toward producing a comprehensive understanding of our current knowledge of Eastern Maine's watersheds, intertidal, nearshore, and offshore ecosystems. Keynote speakers will present their work on these systems, including knowledge of governance and socio-economics. The conference will then use breakout discussions to identify gaps in knowledge and next steps.

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Date: November 12, 2019

Time: 1pm-4pm

Location: Augusta DMR- 32 Blossom Lane

Town: Augusta

Per changes to DMR Regulations Chapter 2.90 (2)(G)(1) to be eligible to renew an LPA License, in 2019 or in any subsequent year, the applicant must have completed any educational requirements established pursuant to 12 M.R.S.A 6072-C(3-A), enacted in 2017. The number of LPAs has expanded in recent years, and the intent of this law change, which was proposed and supported by the aquaculture industry, is to ensure that new entrants are informed about the biosecurity, animal health and public health risks associated with aquaculture activities. (Please note that all LPA license holders are required to take this course by law, regardless of whether or not they also hold a lease.) You MUST RSVP and attend one of these courses in order to be eligible to renew your LPA license for 2020.
You can RSVP to or by calling 207-624-6546. Please include in your email which class you want to attend, and how you will be making payment for the class.

List of Members

Council Purpose and Composition (from State statute)

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