Thanks to The Two Palaverers for the heads up on this story
Apparently NOAA awarded $183,000 for the initial coursework phase of the project in which commercial fishermen will be setting up their own fish farms.
From The Working Waterfront-
Cod Academy opens doors
by Muriel L. Hendrix
After more than a year of planning and lengthy application procedures, the Maine Aquaculture Association has received federal funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration aquaculture program and the agency’s northeast regional office for a new program, Cod Farming for Maine’s Commercial Fishermen. The "Cod Academy", as it has been dubbed by Sebastian Belle, director of Maine Aquaculture Association, will provide a unique opportunity for fishermen of Hancock and Washington Counties to develop an alternative business which utilizes their existing skills as fishermen.
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