Sea State Lectures
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
The program will relaunch with a discussion of Maine’s aquaculture landscape, as we invite local mussel, oyster, and kelp farmers in to discuss this growing industry alongside our staff experts.
GMRI staff experts will provide an overview of aquaculture in Maine. The overview will cover key species such as oysters, mussels, and kelp, aquaculture leases, industry obstacles, and the role of our organization.
We'll be joined by Briana Warner, CEO of Atlantic Sea Farms. Briana has dedicated her life to doing well by doing good. She is passionate about our incredible home state and working with our partner farmers to kelp the earth. After serving several tours in the U.S. Foreign Service, Bri opened and sold a wholesale bakery in Portland focused on pies with an international flair and employing recent refugees resettled in the Portland area. Before taking the helm at Ocean Approved, Inc. in 2018, she worked to diversify coastal incomes as the Economic Development Director at the Island Institute, a non-profit focused on sustaining island communities both in Maine and elsewhere.
Note: Unlike in years past, we're offering Sea State as a repeat event multiple times throughout the summer. Learn more about this and other changes to Sea State.