In order to make this information the most useful, we have been coordinating our monitoring protocols with other non-profits, the State, and other oyster farms. By working together, we can collect data on critical environmental parameters that pertain to changing ocean environments. We are also a part of the Maine Ocean and Coastal Acidification Partnership, a volunteer partnership working together to coordinate research, education and outreach on acidification in Maine.
In the future, we hope to expand our aquaculture research to include education efforts as well by including institutions like the Brunswick School District, Bowdoin College and the University of New England.
It is a priority for our business and for us personally to make sure Maquoit and Mere Point Bays are healthy for oyster aquaculture and for all marine life. Contributing to research on our changing oceans is just one way to do that.