Maine’s largest city is set to host an international forum about scallops this spring. 

Trish Cheney / Maine Department of Marine Resources photo.The International Pectinid Workshop will be held in Portland from April 19 to 25.

The IPW is attended by scientists, students and industry members from across the globe interested in pectinids. The main aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers, industry professionals and students for networking and the dissemination of research and best practices. It has always been an important gathering for early stage researchers to communicate their work and meet established researchers from across the globe.

The event’s committee includes representatives from countries including Norway, England, Ireland, Chile and Australia.

The registration fee has been waived for members of the industry.

For more information, visit the event website

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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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