CHRIS DAVIS, Ph.D.
Chris has served as Executive Director of the Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center, since 2004. His responsibilities include conducting aquaculture research, overseeing ongoing research projects funded by the Center, conducting outreach and education activities, providing support services for the aquaculture business incubators in partnership with the University of Maine and serving as Conference Manager for the Northeast Aquaculture Conference and Exposition. Davis currently or has past 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, Ph.D.
Anne 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.
SYDNEY AVENA, B.S.
A recent graduate of the University of Maine’s School of Marine Sciences, in marine biology, Sydney joined MAIC in 2020 and serves as a Special Projects Assistant focusing on issues surrounding the social license to operate in aquaculture.
MAIC’s Board of Directors is currently composed of eleven 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
DEBORAH BOUCHARD, Ph.D., University of Maine Aquaculture Research Institute, Orono
DAMIAN BRADY, Ph.D., University of Maine School of Marine Sciences, Walpole
GEF FLIMLIN, Professor Emeritus, Rutgers University Cooperative Extension, Belfast
GREG LAMBERT, Cooke Aquaculture, Oquossoc
IRA A. LEVINE, Ph.D., University of Southern Maine and the Algae Foundation, Portland
MARCY NELSON, Maine Department of Marine Resources, West Boothbay Harbor
CARTER NEWELL, Ph.D., Pemaquid Mussel Farms, LLC and Pemaquid Oyster Co. Inc., Bucksport
SARA RADAMAKER, American Unagi, Waldoboro
BRIANA WARNER, Atlantic Sea Farms, Saco