The Darling Marine Center’s Aquaculture Business Incubator
in Walpole features two 550 square foot lab/culture spaces adjacent to the newly renovated Flowing Seawater Laboratory. Furthermore, office spaces 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 weeks or months to carry out specific trials or a whole building for multi-year projects. Field trials on the DMC aqauculture lease may also be arranged.
Tenants at the Darling aquaculture incubator can take advantage of:
♦ Technical support in developing culture systems
♦ 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
Atlantic Mussel Farms, LLC is developing land-based systems for culture of blue mussels.