Maine Aquaculture Association P.O. Box 148 Hallowell, ME 04347 Telephone (207) 622-0136 Fax (207) 622-0576 firstname.lastname@example.org
Maine Aquaculturalists are world leaders in sustainably farmed seafood!
The Clean, Cool waters of Maine’s coasts and inland waterways are ideal for growing fresh, healthy seafood. By combining Maine’s fishing heritage, pristine natural resources and our farmers’ commitment to sustainable practices, we produce the best fresh, sustainable seafood.
AQUACULTURE is an important means of providing healthy seafood. Every year we import enormous amounts of seafood into this country. In fact seafood is the 3rd largest portion of our national deficit behind Petroleum and Automobiles. In 2004 we imported over 11 billion dollars of seafood. Maine aquaculturalists are a leading supplier of fresh, sustainable and locally grown seafood.
Maine communities have a long tradition of harvesting healthy seafood from our clean, cool waters. Maine’s water farmers are helping preserve this heritage or working waterfronts and communities linked to the sea. Our water farmers make their living on and literally in the water every day. Healthy ecosystems with high water quality and diverse habitats are a key ingredient in our sustainably grown healthy seafood.
Teachers should be sure to visit our Teacher Resource area for ideas on how to incorporate aquaculture into your classroom. Journalists should also look at the Media page for recent press releases, statistics about Maine aquaculture and thumbnails of images available upon request.