Aquaculture in Shared Waters is a community-based aquaculture training program which offers trainings for fishermen and sea farmers based in Maine.
Since 2013, Aquaculture in Shared Waters has helped hundreds of fishermen, farmers, and professionals start or improve shellfish and seaweed businesses. We provide hands-on technical training, business planning, and access to financing to support students in building sustainable aquaculture and careers and farms. Courses are held annually and made possible by program partners: Maine Sea Grant, the Maine Aquaculture Association, the Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center, and Coastal Enterprises, lnc.
Leading industry, regulatory, and scientific experts teach classes on fundamental aquaculture topics like site selection, permitting, animal husbandry, equipment, business planning, financing, marketing & more.
"Shared Waters prepared our farm for success and gave us good honest feedback about what works and what doesn't. Without this, I don't know where we'd be as a business or a co-op, which formed out of connections made during the class." - AQSW Student
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