The Darling Marine Center’s Aquaculture Business Incubator in Walpole features two
550 square foot lab/culture spaces adjacent to the Flowing Seawater Laboratory. Furthermore, office spaces and a 700 square foot dry laboratory are available in the Marine Culture Laboratory which also houses the SeaCaps® algal culture facility. Industry partners may want to use a few tanks for a few days or weeks to carry out specific trials or a whole building for multi-year projects.
Tenants at the Darling aquaculture incubator can take advantage of:
♦ Technical support with access to juveniles and seed
♦ Academic partnerships with the University of Maine including student and intern labor
♦ Entrepreneurial training & business counseling
♦ RAS and flow-thru culture facilities
♦ Multiple culture systems available
♦ Business support facilities and networking opportunities
♦ Assistance in grant writing and identifying funding opportunities
American Unagi is a startup American eel growout enterprise developing culture technology for rearing wild-caught glass eels to market size to meet the growing US demand for eels.
Maine Shellfish Developers, LLC is developing land-based nursery systems for culture of Eastern oysters.
AquaLine, LLC is developing novel culture systems to support the aquaculture industry.