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New Species Under Spotlight at Bio Lab Lecture

US New Species for Aquaculture will be the topic of a lecture at the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory in Franklin on Thursday 13 December 2007.

Part of the Bay Ecology lecture series, Nick Brown, operations manager at the Centre for Cooperative Aquaculture Research (CCAR) , will discuss the possible options for farming various fish species. CCAR is playing a key role in the development of possible new species for aquaculture in Maine, including the Atlantic halibut, the Atlantic cod, the green sea urchin, the sand worm and native seaweeds.

The Bay Ecology lectures at the bio lab aim to examine issues affecting the health of Frenchman and Eastern bays. On 20 December, naturalist, author and former president of the Friends of Taunton Bay Steve Perrin will discuss “Beyond the Coastal Postcard.”

The lecture is scheduled for 4 pm in the lab’s Maren Auditorium, located on Taunton Bay.
The sessions are organised by the University of Maine, and all lectures are open to the public free of charge.

For more information on the 13 December lecture visit New Species for Aquaculture and for the 20 December lecture click Beyond the Coastal Postcard