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Clearwater is dedicated to providing premium quality wild, sustainable seafood. Founded in 1976, this Nova Scotian company is one of the worlds leading shellfish companies with harvesting and processing of lobster, scallop, clam and crab in Canada and Argentina.  

The Fisheries Survival Fund (FSF) was established in 1998 to ensure the long-term sustainability of the Atlantic sea scallop fishery.  FSF participants include the vast majority of full-time Atlantic scallop fishermen from Maine to Virginia.  FSF works with scientists to foster cooperative research and with the federal government to ensure that the fishery is responsibly managed.   http://atlanticscallops.org/

The New England Fishery Management Council, one of eight regional councils established by federal legislation in 1976, is charged with conserving and managing fishery resources from three to 200 miles off the coasts of Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.   http://www.nefmc.org

Coonamessett Farm Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to the responsible stewardship and maintenance of the biodiversity of our planet through the development and transfer of appropriate technology in support of farming and fishing communities that are environmentally sound, socially equitable, economically feasible, and compatible with a sustainable future.

Farm Credit East is a specialized lender and financial services leader committed to the northeast's agriculture, commercial fishing and forest product industries. Part of the Farm Credit System the cooperative specifically serves the credit and financial needs of those in agriculture - including farmers, nursery and greenhouse, forest products, fishermen, lobstermen and agribusiness.   http://www.farmcrediteast.com/

Boston's real fish house since 1906. Foley Fish is a family business that has been around for four generations selling seafood to restaurants and specialty retail stores nationwide. Foley Fish is dedicated to sustainability and ocean health as well as providing education to restauranteurs and retailers on optimal seafood handling and selection. They operate out of Boston and New Bedford. http://www.foleyfish.com

Little Pond Nature Prints is the wonderful artistic work of Bruce Koike, an artist raised near the the sea, where fish and fishing inspired his life. Bruce has a masters degree in Fisheries Science and is a master at the ancient Japanese art of Gyotaku - artistic fish (and shellfish) prints.  http://koikebruce.wixsite.com

Established in 1988 by the Maine legislature, the Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center assists in developing economically and environmentally sustainable aquaculture in Maine. MAIC sponsors innovative research, invests in capacity enhancements, facilitates strategic alliances in research, technology and commercialization of sustainable aquaculture.

With over a 100 year history in fishing O'Hara Corporation is co-owner of Eastern Fisheries, the world's largest scallop fleet operating out of New Bedford, as well as aquaculure operations in China, but the heart of the company remains in Rockport ME where the offices are co-locatred with a full service marina.  http://www.oharacorporation.com

Sea Grant Maine, at the University of Maine, is one of 32 NOAA Sea Grant programs serving coastal and Great Lakes states and communities. Sea Grant Maine sponsors many important local and regional research projects, education and outreach programs and scholarships and partners with the University of Maine to provide coastal communities and other stakeholders with scientific information and assistance.


University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's School for Marine Science and Technology (SMAST) is a nationally and internationally recognized research institution located in New Bedford, Massachusetts, the nation’s top fishing port. SMAST’s cutting-edge research projects emphasize interdisciplinary basic-to-applied marine sciences and the development of innovative technologies.

Compass Fishing Corp.

Courageous Fishing Corp.

Nordic Inc.

The Northeast Fisheries Science Center is the research arm of NOAA Fisheries Service in the region. The Center plans, develops, and manages a multidisciplinary program of basic and applied research to better understand the living marine resources of the Northeast Continental Shelf Ecosystem from the Gulf of Maine to Cape Hatteras, the habitat quality essential for their existence and continued productivity, and to describe and provide to management, industry, and the public, options for the conservation and utilization of living marine resources, and for the restoration and maintenance of marine environmental quality.


The Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) has a three-part mission to conduct research in coastal ocean and estuarine science, educate students and citizens, and provide advisory service to policy makers, industry, and the public. VIMS provides these services to Virginia, the nation, and the world. Chartered in 1940, VIMS is currently among the largest marine research and education centers in the United States.


Andrea A. LLC

Guidance Fishing Corp.

Hansen Scalloping Inc. (F/V Endeavor)

Isaksen Fishing Co. Inc.

Majestic Fishing LLC

New Bedford Fishing Supply

Nordic Fisheries Inc.

Quinn Fisheries Inc.

Seatrade International Co., Inc.

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IPW2017 - International Pectinid Workshop text on image of scallop shells.
IPW2017 - International Pectinid Workshop text on image of scallop shells.
IPW2017 - International Pectinid Workshop text on image of scallop shells.
IPW2017 - International Pectinid Workshop text on image of scallop shells.
IPW2017 - International Pectinid Workshop text on image of scallop shells.