Mook Bill - Mook, Bill

Bill Mook

Biography

Bill owns Mook Sea Farm, an oyster farm on the Damariscotta River. Founded in 1985, his company raises Moondancers for the half shell market and sells seed oysters to other East Coast farms.

He earned a degree in Earth and Environmental Sciences at Wesleyan University and taught secondary school science before moving to Maine to do graduate work in oceanography. At the University of Maine, he studied benthic ecology and learned how to spawn and rear bivalves.

About 10 years ago Bill became concerned about how climate change was affecting hatchery seed production. Subsequent revelations... READ MORE

Bill owns Mook Sea Farm, an oyster farm on the Damariscotta River. Founded in 1985, his company raises Moondancers for the half shell market and sells seed oysters to other East Coast farms.

He earned a degree in Earth and Environmental Sciences at Wesleyan University and taught secondary school science before moving to Maine to do graduate work in oceanography. At the University of Maine, he studied benthic ecology and learned how to spawn and rear bivalves.

About 10 years ago Bill became concerned about how climate change was affecting hatchery seed production. Subsequent revelations about the role of ocean acidification and how climate change is impacting shellfish aquaculture have led to his current efforts to learn more, warn others, and build industry support for monitoring, research, and curbing carbon emissions.

He is a member of the NECAN steering committee (Northeast Coastal Acidification Network), and served on Maine’s Ocean Acidification Commission which issued a report that summarized the state of ocean and coastal acidification science and recommended actions that Maine can take to address the threat posed by acidification to Maine’s marine resources. He is a founding member of The Nature Conservancy’s Shellfish Growers Climate Coalition.

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