Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology

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bluefin tuna research

Groundbreaking Bluefin Tuna Research

A team of IMET-UMBC researchers has made history by successfully raising Atlantic bluefin tuna from eggs to juvenile stage in a recirculating, land-based mariculture system for the first time in North America. Scientists at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) overcame significant challenges in creating the successful, sustainable aquaculture system — roadblocks that had previously frustrated researchers for years.

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IMET's Mission

The mission of IMET is to develop innovative approaches to protect and restore coastal marine systems and their watersheds, sustainably use resources in ways to benefit human well-being, and to integrate research excellence with education, training and economic development.

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Entrepreneurship Programs

A business incubator and entrepreneurship program at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology. Click below to learn more about the home for marine, environmental, and biotech and human health startups.