Dive in with Don

12:30 PM–1:30 PM | Online | Private

This is a unique and informal opportunity for Wind Rose Society members to virtually catch up with what’s new at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute.

Dive in with Don

In this session, President/CEO, Don Perkins will be joined by Aquaculture Program Manager, Chris Vonderweidt to share an insider’s look at The Maine Aquaculturist; a knowledge portal that is free to use and provides a central hub for vital resources for sea farmers. The effort is a direct response to a gap in industry support identified by aquaculture business owners.GMRI worked closely with industry partners, the Maine Aquaculture Association and FocusMaine to meet this unique need and launched the site in October 2020.

In addition to healthy wild fisheries, an expanded aquaculture industry is essential for the Gulf of Maine region to meet the challenges of feeding a growing population and adapting to a warming climate. Both industries are critically important to our region’s economy and rely on a clean environment, a keen understanding of the Gulf of Maine, thoughtful management, innovative leadership, and an informed and supportive public.

We invite our Wind Rose Society Members to join us on Tuesday, January 26th from 12:30 –1:30 pm for an opportunity to hear more about this exciting project.

We will host this virtual meeting via the Zoom video conferencing platform. RSVP to Brenda Downs by Monday, January 25th. We'll share call-in details with those who confirm their intention to attend.