This week, The Maine Public Broadcasting Network will air Fieldstone Media's lastest documentary film featuring Maine aquaculture farmers. Produced by Fieldstone Media, the documentary film titled Maine as a Microcosm, follows a group of environmentalists, regulators and natural resource managers as they tour aquaculture farms along Maine's coast to learn about how Maine's water farmers address environmental concerns.
MPBN Airing Schedule for Maine as a Microcosm:
Thursday, March 28 - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 30 - 11:00 a.m.
Maine's coastal fishing communities struggle to continue their maritime heritage, but aquaculture is playing an increasing role in the states working waterfronts. As aquaculture expands in Maine coastal waters, concerns about environmental impacts and user conflict emerge. Maine's Aquatic farmers are becoming known as some of the world's most progressive and environmentally conscious aquaculturalists, and Maine state authorities have over 35 years experience in regulating and monitoring Maines aquaculture farms.
Fieldstone Media's documentary film, Maine as a Microcosm, features the following farms:
OCEAN APPROVED, only U.S. Seaweed farm
PEMAQUID OYSTER COMPANY, oysters
ACADIA AQUA FARMS, mussels bottom culture
GREAT BAY AQUACULTURE OF MAINE, cod
COOKE AQUACULTURE'S SALMON FARM, salmon