Suds to Shrimp

Environmental Science at Its Best

We’re problem-solving.

Recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) solve several vexing problems in aquaculture, particularly related to water usage and untreated nutrient waste. Opportunities for RAS in Maine are rapidly expanding, with several large commercial RAS facilities slated to open in the next few years, and many smaller-scale aquaponics operations in development or opening soon.

people shrimping

Our intention is to equip our students with the necessary knowledge and skills.

We will achieve this through a curriculum and research approach that draws upon our expertise in Environmental Science, encompassing areas such as water quality, ecology, environmental policy, and regulations. Additionally, we will focus on cultivating strong problem-solving skills and fostering an environmental ethic among our students.

The Suds to Shrimp collaboration includes Whole Oceans, the University of Maine, and Alewife Harvesters of Maine. It is made possible through the Maine Economic Improvement Fund (MEIF) and other sources of funding.

Interested in joining us? Get in touch!

Atlantic northern shrimp (Pandalus borealis) caught in the Gulf of Maine during the 2019 F/V Karen Elizabeth twin-trawl wingspread study. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Calvin Alexander