About MAIC’s Executive Director


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 also serves as a director of the Maine Technology Institute, Maine Innovation Economy Advisory Board, Maine Aquaculture Association, Maine Department of Marine Resources Aquaculture Advisory Council and recently completed a two term as president of the National Shellfisheries Association.

About Our Board of Directors

MAIC’s Board of Directors is currently composed of nine 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

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., Damariscotta

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

GREG LAMBERT, Cooke Aquaculture, Oquossoc

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

JON LEWIS, Maine Dept. Marine Resources, West Boothbay Harbor

CATHERINE S. RENAULT, Innovation Policyworks, LLC, Brunswick