College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
AGNR Research

Project Information


Principal Investigator

Year Completed


White Worm, Enchytraeus albidus, Production and Marketing for Live Aquaculture FeedElizabeth Fairchild 2017University of New Hampshire
Genetic Marker-Assisted Selection of Northeastern Hard Clams for QPX-Resistance Bassem Allam 2017Stony Brook University
Hatchery & Nursery Technologies for Improved Production of Blue MusselsScott Lindell & Paul Rawson 2017Marine Biological Laboratory, UME
New Tools to Prevent Bacterial Diseases in Shellfish HatcheriesDavid Rowley 2017University of Rhode Island
Impact Assessment of NRAC Funding on Aquaculture in the NortheastElizabeth Fairchild 2017University of New Hampshire
There is Gold in Them Thar Mussels; Testing the Feasibility of Golden Mussel Culture for Branding and Market Expansion of Farmed New England Mussels Richard Karney2016 Martha's Vineyard Shellfish Group
Measuring Flow Within Shellfish Growout Systems: Developing and Evaluating a Logging Mini-flow Meter Dale Leavitt 2016 Roger Williams University
Hatchery & Nursery Technologies for Improved Production of Blue Mussels

Scott Lindell
transferred to Paul Rawson

 2016Marine Biological Laboratory, University of Maine
Northeast Aquaculture Team – a Workshop to Identify Constraints Towards Developing a Commercial Eel Aquaculture Industry Using Recirculating Aquaculture TechnologyBarry Costa-Pierce 2015University of New England
Developing Improved Management Practices for Mussel Farming in Southern New EnglandScott Lindell2015Marine Biological Laboratory
Development of More Efficient Methods of Vibrio sp. Detection and Identification of Vibrio sp. abundance in Cultured Oysters from Northeast U.S. Farms and from Retail Sites Post-harvestRoxanna Smolowitz2015Roger Williams University 
Aquaculture Health Hazards – Developing Outreach Services to the Region’s Farmers via Extension and Aquatic Animal Health Professionals, Using a HACCP Approach Tessa Getchis2014University of Connecticut
Identification and Isolation of Novel Probiotic Bacteria for use in Marine Aquaculture (Mini Grant)Dennis McIntosh2014Delaware State University
Optimization of Hatchery and Culture Technology for Razor ClamsPaul Rawson2013Univerity of Maine
Examination of Finfish Pathogen Physiology and Predictive Ecology in a Bivalve/Finfish Integrated Multi-trophic Aquaculture System Ian Bricknell2013University of Maine
Assessment of Grow-out Strategies for the Green Sea Urchin  Nick Brown 2013University of Maine
Novel Methodologies to Overwinter Cultured Clams in the Northeast USDavid Bushek & John Kreauter2013Rutgers University
Assessment of Environmental Impacts of Oyster Aquaculture in New EnglandChristopher Davis 2012 Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center
The Infection Cycle of Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia VirusPaul Bowser2012Cornell University
Creating a Tetraploid Broodstock for the Bay Scallop Argopecten irradians Rick Karney2012 Martha's Vineyard Shellfish Group
Breeding Resistance to Sea Lice and ISAV in Atlantic SalmonIan Bricknell2012University of Maine
Detering Duck Predation with Underwater SoundErick Swanson 2011 
Northeast Aquaculture Extension Network Tessa Getchis 2010University of Connecticut
Evaluation of Putatively QPX-Resistant Strains of Northern Hard Clams Using Field and Genetic studiesScott Lindell 2010Marine Biological Laboratory
Investigations Into the Potential Health and Economic Benefits of Bivalve/Finfish Co-cultureIan Bricknell 2010Univerisity of Maine
Targeted Biosecurity Education and Best Management Practices Development Program for Aquaculturists, Extension Agents, Researchers & RegulatorsMichele Walsh 2010Micro Technologies, Inc.
Evaluating Restoration and Mitigation Aquatic Plant Species and Markets to Advance the Commercialization of the IndustryAndrew Lazur2010

University of Maryland Center for
Environmental Science

Development of JOD-Resistant Lines and Markers For Eastern Oyster AquacultureMarta Gomez-Chiarri2010 University of Rhode Island
Investigations into the Potential Health and Economic Benefits of Bivalve/Finfish Co-culture Ian Bricknell2010University of Maine 
An Industry Directed Feasibility Study of the Razor Clam (Ensis directus) as a Candidate for Intertidal and Shallow Subtidal Culture in the Northeastern U.S. Dale Leavitt2010Southeastern Massachusetts Aquaculture Center 
The Development of a Code of Practice and Best Management Practices for East Coast Shellfish Growers Edwin and Kathy Rhodes2010Aquatecnics, LLC 
Cross Breeding and Field Trials of Disease-Resistant OystersPaul Rawson2009University of Maine
Development of Broodstock Diets for the
Atlantic Halibut Hippoglossus hippoglossus
Nick Brown2009University of Maine
Evaluation and Genetic Analysis of Hard Clam, Mercenaria mercenaria , Stocks for QPX-resistance John Kraeuter2008Rutgers University 
Development of Genetic Markers to Assess Disease Resistance in the Eastern OysterSteven Roberts 2008Marine Biological Laboratory

Economic Analysis of an Alternative Fish Raceway System

Gerard D'Souza2008West Virginia University

Effect of Temperature on the Infection of Hard Clams (Mercenaria mercenaria) by the Protistan Organism Quahog Parasite Unknown


Roxanna Smolowitz 2008 Marine Biological Laboratory 

NRAC Regional Extension Project

Tessa Getchis2008University of Connecticut

Development of Diagnostic and Management Techniques to Select Cod Broodstocks and Hatchery Stocks Free From Nodavirus


Steven Roberts2006 Marine Biological Laboratory 

Determining the Demand for Locally Produced Baitfish in the Northeast 

John Pesek2006University of Delaware 

Developing and Testing Novel Methodology for Land- and Near Shore-Based Aquaculture of the Green Sea Urchin.

Nick Brown 2006University of Maine 

Salmon Hatchery Effluent Management Utilizing Integrated Polyculture Technologies

Ira Levine2006Biological Services, Inc.

Development of Culture Methods for Commercial Production of Rainbow Smelt (Osmerus mordax)


David Berlinsky2005 University of New Hampshire 


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