Seafood Science at Work

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences is an independent, nonprofit marine research institute located on the Damariscotta River in East Boothbay, Maine. For more than 40 years, we have worked to enhance the safety, sustainability, and value of seafood.

Through our Center for Venture Research for Seafood Solutions, we are working to:

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences is an independent, nonprofit marine research institute located on the Damariscotta River in East Boothbay, Maine. For more than 40 years, we have worked to enhance the safety, sustainability, and value of seafood.

Through our Center for Venture Research for Seafood Solutions, we are working to:

  • Remediate and mitigate effects of ocean acidification on production and quality
  • Enhance seed production and quality
  • Conduct FDA-approved biotoxin testing
  • Detect heavy metal contaminants and pathogens to ensure product quality
  • Evaluate and strengthen biosecurity to protect aquaculture products
  • Raise public awareness of strides in industry development
  • Translate cutting-edge science to close the gap between knowledge and action