Bristol Seafood, a leading seafood processor and distributor in Portland, Maine, announced that its partners made a $10,000 gift to the Center for Excellence in the Marine Sciences at the University of New England.

“We are pleased to have an opportunity to support the Center for Excellence in the Marine Sciences as it continues to help its students in the areas of ocean studies, marine conservation and restoration, marine entrepreneurship, and sustainable aquaculture and fisheries,” said Peter Handy, President & CEO at Bristol. 

“We are so grateful for this gift from Bristol and its partners,” said Barry Costa-Pierce, director of the Center for Excellence in the Marine Sciences at UNE. “These funds will be instrumental in helping our talented faculty, staff and students continue the research that will expand the marine economy both in Maine and around the globe.”

Samuel Hill is the former associate editor for National Fisherman. He is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine where he got his start in journalism at the campus’ newspaper, the Free Press. He has also written for the Bangor Daily News, the Outline, Motherboard and other publications about technology and culture.

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