FocusMaine and Educate Maine Launch Aquaculture Pioneers Program

3 February 2022

FocusMaine and Educate Maine are piloting a new program aimed at providing a pathway to long-term careers in Maine’s aquaculture sector. The Aquaculture Pioneers Program, a two-year effort funded through a $382,504 grant from the Builders Initiative, will be launched this spring.

The Aquaculture Pioneers Program addresses a documented and immediate need for talent in an industry that is now providing the majority of seafood for global consumers. This paid internship program will connect aquaculture businesses to new talent and create a culture of professional training, building on principles and practices of long-term stewardship of Maine’s ocean resources.

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