Chris Davis has served as Executive Director of the Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center, since 2004. His responsibilities include overseeing 15-20 ongoing research projects funded by the Center, conducting an annual research grants program, conducting outreach and education activities and managing two aquaculture business incubators. Davis currently or has past has served as a board member of the Maine Technology Institute, Maine Innovation Economy Advisory Board, Maine Aquaculture Association, Maine Department of Marine Resources Aquaculture Advisory Council and president of the National Shellfisheries Association.


Anne Langston Noll is an aquaculture researcher and project manager, an oyster and seaweed farmer, and a marine educator based in Orland, Maine.  Her career in aquaculture began in Scotland in 1995 at the Scottish Office Fisheries Research Service marine laboratory in Aberdeen, and from there led to work-related aquaculture adventures in Norway, Ireland, and elsewhere in Scotland.  Anne moved from Scotland to Maine in 2011 and was the inaugural Associate Director of the Aquaculture Research Institute at the University of Maine.  Anne joined the MAIC in 2020 as project manager.

Board of Directors

MAIC’s Board of Directors is currently composed of seven representatives from industry (finfish, shellfish, algae), the research community and the management/policy sector.

BRIAN F. BEAL, Ph.D. University of Maine at Machias, Machias

SEBASTIAN BELLE, Maine Aquaculture Association, Hallowell

IAN BRICKNELL, Ph.D. University of Maine, Orono

SØREN HANSEN,Ph.D. Sea and Reef Aquaculture, LLC, Franklin

GREG LAMBERT, Cooke Aquaculture, Oquossoc

IRA A. LEVINE, Ph.D., University of Southern Maine and the Algae Foundation, Portland

CARTER NEWELL, Ph.D. Pemaquid Mussel Farms, LLC and Pemaquid Oyster Co. Inc., Bucksport