Farm Archives - Modern Farmer
The Uncertain Future of Lobstering in Maine

In parts of coastal Maine, lobstering is the industry. Entire communities depend on it, from... (more)

Samantha Maxwell
January 3, 2024
Stopping Aquaculture Rope Pollution at the Source

When John Shaw took over as executive director of the Westport Maritime Museum in 2014,... (more)

Lena Beck
October 24, 2023
The Kelp Business is Booming. How Big is Too Big?

Cruising by on a boat, it’s easy to miss Jake Patryn’s farm, which looks like... (more)

Emma Loewe, Grist
August 15, 2023
Meet the Women Making Waves in Maine’s Tough Lobster Industry

To become a lobster boat captain on the rugged coast of Maine, you will need... (more)

Kirsten Lie-Nielsen
July 26, 2023
Meet the Photographer Turned Seafood Restaurateur Dedicated to Conservation

Photographer Andrea Tese was always looking for a hook to promote ocean conservancy. Growing up... (more)

Michelle Colman
June 2, 2023
Meet The Modern Farmers Creating Public Oyster Gardens

Picture yourself harvesting oysters you grew yourself, sharing them with friends and family. Sound dreamy?... (more)

Bridget Shirvell
February 9, 2023
Majority of US Voters Support Offshore Aquaculture Expansion

A recent survey, conducted by Stronger America Through Seafood, found that 84 percent of respondents... (more)

Shea Swenson
June 15, 2022
Finding New Uses for Crab Shells in Agriculture

Chitosan, found in the shells of crustaceans, is a surprisingly versatile compound that can be... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
April 11, 2022
Where to Look for Climate- and Environment-Friendly Seafood

Seafood farming has lots of potential—if built conscientiously.

Dan Nosowitz
February 2, 2022
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