Scallops the topic of Sea Grant Extension associate talk at DMC

Dana Morse will talk about sea scallops and Maine’s fishing and farming industry at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 7 
in Brooke Hall at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center.

Morse is an Extension associate with Maine Sea Grant and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. His work includes educational programming, technology transfer and applied research with a focus on shellfish aquaculture. He develops approaches to integrate commercial fishing and aquaculture for the prosperity of Maine’s coastal communities.

Sea scallops are a source of winter income for fishers in Maine. Through collaborative work with fishers and scientists in Aomori Prefecture, Japan, scallops could become a commercially viable aquaculture option in Maine.

The seminar will cover the life history of scallops and possibilities for product development.

Online registration for the free, public seminar is requested. The talk is part of the DMC summer science seminar series, at which eight renowned scientists in the field of marine biology will discuss topics ranging from studies in the Gulf of Maine to the exploration of the deep sea. The complete list of speakers is posted on the DMC website. For a disability accommodation, call 563.3146.