In this undated photo, Andrew Holmes, a biocontainment research associate at the University of Maine, and Laurel Anderson, an undergraduate research assistant, work with Atlantic salmon at the university's Diagnostic and Research Laboratory in Orono. Credit: Courtesy of the University of Maine

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The very first lesson students at the future University of Maine Sustainable Aquaculture Workforce and Innovation Center should be taught is the crucial and economically sustainable difference between an environmentally sensitive true RAS (recirculating aquafarm system) and an environmentally wasteful and destructive flow through faux “RAS” system.

Sidney Block