The role of the Darling Marine Center in helping develop Maine's aquaculture.
Guests: Heather Leslie, new director of the Darling Marine Center. Heather conducts research on the ecology, policy, and management of coastal marine ecosystems. Leslie’s work has appeared in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Ecology, Conservation Biology, and Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, and has been covered by The New York Times and the Environmental News Service.
Professor Bob Steneck (University of Maine, School of Marine Sciences) is a marine ecologist whose laboratories include the coast of Maine, its kelp forests and the lobsters, sea urchins and crabs that inhabit it.
Chris Davis: Executive Director of the Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center, a nonprofit organization supporting research and educational efforts that advance the economic development of marine and freshwater aquaculture in Maine. Chris is celebrating his 28th year of farming oysters in the Damariscotta River as a founding partner in the Pemaquid Oyster Company.