Three beaches in New Hampshire are getting high marks for clean water quality.
Dr. Stephen Jones will be testing the levels of bacteria in the water at York's four beaches: Cape Neddick Beach, Long and Short Sands beaches, and Harbor Beach.
Researchers are studying two illness-causing species of bacteria found in oysters to obtain a more detailed understanding of microbial life on the half-shell.
A Scientist Conducts Environmental Research That Measures Beliefs Not Bacteria
With the value of coastal recreation estimated at some $20 billion nationally and $400 million in New Hampshire and Maine, coastal closures represent a significant sustainability problem.
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Presenter: Kohl Kanwit
Kanwit received her Bachelors degree from McGill University and her MS from the University of Maine. She has worked with the Department of Marine Resources for 14 years, primarily on fisheries research and management. She was hired two years ago as the Director of the Bureau of Public Health and now oversees the Department’s shellfish sanitation and management programs.
Presenter: Barry Costa-Pierce
Ecological aquaculture is an alternative model of aquaculture development that uses ecological principles as the paradigm for the development of aquaculture. Ecological aquaculture relies upon the fields of ecosystems design, systems ecology, ecological engineering, industrial ecology, agroecology, and social ecology. Ecological aquaculture farms are “aquaculture ecosystems” designed to deliver both economic and social profit. Ecological aquaculture incorporates at the outset - not as an afterthought - planning for not only the sustainable production of ocean foods, but also for innovation, community development, and the wider social, economic, and environmental contexts of aquaculture.