UMaine awarded grant for Atlantic salmon farming research, Mainebiz reports

Mainebiz reported the University of Maine is one of six companies to receive a Maine Technology Institute TechStart grant. The salmon louse is a common parasite affecting the Atlantic salmon farming industry that causes global economic losses in excess of $750 million a year, according to the article. The $4,500 TechStart grant, which will be matched by $6,450, will be used to evaluate an alternative to current industry practices, the article states.