Black Duck Cove, Great Wass Island
Since 1987, the Downeast Institute for Applied Marine Research and Education has worked with fishermen to enhance populations of marine species that sustain the Downeast Maine economy. With origins in the development of methods to raise and grow soft-shell clams, the Downeast Institute for Marine Research and Education has provided juvenile or “seed” clams to replenish clam flats in more than 60 Maine coastal towns and has expanded to study hard clams (quahogs), European oysters, Arctic surf clams, sea scallops, and lobsters, all in partnership with fishermen and growers. Tour the hatchery or learn how the Institute engages students of all ages in their work at the annual Shellfish Field Day.
207-497-5769 | www.downeastinstitute.org
Year-round (M-F 9-3). Parking. Restrooms.
Sources & Links
Maine Folklife Center Interviews. Nash Island Light Project (mostly about growing up on Nash Island)