Thursday, December 1, 2011

Proposal for Sea Urchin farm

The State Department of Marine Resources, has received a proposal to lease a section of Western Bay in Mount Desert for a planned sea urchin farm. Maine Cultured Mussels and Mussel Bound Farms an aquaculture company based in Mount Desert has applied for a four acre section of ocean floor for their proposed sea urchin farm. If this venture gets approval the stock would either come from the Center of Cooperative Aquaculture Research in Franklin or legally obtained from urchin fishermen. The urchins would be fed kelp obtained from the Maine Cultured Mussel Farm or harvested from local kelp beds Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers.
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