NH Sea Grant Offers Roundtable Discussion of Open Ocean Aquaculture
Contact:  Kirsten Weir
603-749-1565
NH Sea Grant
March 21, 2006

DURHAM, N.H. -- NH Sea Grant will hold an informal roundtable discussion of University of New Hampshire’s Open Ocean Aquaculture Demonstration Project on Wednesday, April 5, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Urban Forestry Center in Portsmouth. The event is part of the ongoing Fisheries Roundtable Discussion Series. All talks are free and open to the public.

Operated cooperatively by UNH and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Open Ocean Aquaculture project explores the environmental soundness, technical feasibility and economic viability of farming finfish and shellfish in the Gulf of Maine. Project participants will be present at the discussion to talk about their successes, challenges and future opportunities.

For more information about the Fisheries Roundtable Discussion Series, contact NH Sea Grant extension specialist Ken LaValley (ken.lavalley@unh.edu; 603.862.4343). To learn more about the Open Ocean Aquaculture project, visit http://ooa.unh.edu/.