OUR MISSION

To establish, develop and carry out education programs in marine resource development, to assist with problems concerning coastal industries and the management of coastal resources, and to transfer technological innovations, educational and informational materials to public officials, educators, and marine users groups.

OUR PROGRAMS

SEMAC

The  Southeastern Massachusetts Aquaculture Center (SEMAC).

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Water Quality Monitoring

Deployment and management of water quality instruments.

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Shellfish in the Home

Safe harvesting, storage, preparing, and cooking of shellfish.

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Municipal Propagation

Collaboration with towns to purchase shellfish seed from local hatcheries.

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Shellfish Habitat Assesment

Development of efficient methods to examine survival and growth of shellfish.

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Restoration & Research

Identification, evaluation, and implementation of  marine habitats.

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River Herring Network

A society for river herring wardens and volunteers.

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Publications & Resources

Newsletters, brochures, guides, and studies on coastal resource issues and research.

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Workshops & Classes

Topics include shellfish farming, Constable training, and technical advice.

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Coastal Explorer

A mobile marine program available to local schools, libraries, and other organizations.

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ABOUT US

The goal of the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension Marine Program is to establish, develop and carry out education programs in marine resource development, to assist with problems concerning coastal industries and the management of coastal resources, and to transfer technological innovations, educational and informational materials to public officials, educators, and marine user groups.

The Cape Cod Cooperative Extension staff cooperates with the MA Division of Marine Fisheries, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Sea Grant Program, the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory, the Barnstable County Americorps Program, the Massachusetts Aquaculture Association, local shellfish constables and resource officers, and local schools and educators, as well as various other groups in providing a variety of programs and conducting applied research on coastal resource issues.

Abigail Archer
Marine Resource Specialist
508-375-6702
aarcher@barnstablecounty.org

Diane Murphy
Fisheries & Aquaculture Specialist
508-375-6953
dmurphy@barnstablecounty.org

Joshua Reitsma
Marine Program Specialist
508-375-6950
jreitsma@barnstablecounty.org

Eileen Sonnenberg
Marine Science Educator
508-375-6694
esonnenberg@barnstablecounty.org