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   Promising Scallop Aquaculture Initiative Gets $600K Boost
by MaineBiz
Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 3:56PM EDT

The Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research awarded a $300,000 grant to CEI to investigate the economic viability of a Japanese scallop production technique that has been shown to grow scallops faster as well as produce larger yields of meat.

U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-1st District, announced Monday that FFAR, a nonprofit corporation established by the 2014 Farm Bill, awarded the $300,000 research grant to Hugh Cowperthwaite of CEI, which is matching the award to double its impact.

It is one four grants totaling $1.5 million announced by FFAR that will fund research to improve economic opportunities for farmed fish, shellfish and marine invertebrate production and increase the supply of domestically-produced, nutritious foods in the United States.

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