Bristol Donates $10k to Marine Science Center at UNE

Bristol Donates $10k to Marine Science Center at UNE

PORTLAND, Maine – June 8, 2016 – Bristol Seafood, a leading seafood processor and distributor in Southern Maine, today 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.”

About Bristol Seafood

Bristol provides quality seafood to people who care about what they eat.  Founded in 1992, the company enjoys a nationwide following for its steadfast adherence to its uncompromising Maine standards.  This invoices pairing efficiency-building technologies with finishing done the old-fashioned way – by hand.  In 2015, Bristol reported record sales and shipped more than 6 million pounds of seafood from its facility on the Portland, Maine fish pier.  The company is the first and only processor of mussels, scallops, and fillets in the state of Maine to earn a Safe Quality Food institute certification.  Learn more at www.bristolseafood.com 

Media contact: news@bristolseafood.com

About the University of New England:

The University of New England is Maine’s largest private university, an innovative educational community with two distinctive coastal Maine campuses, a vibrant new campus in Tangier, Morocco, and a robust offering of degree and certificate programs online. UNE attracts accomplished faculty and internationally recognized scholars who engage students in research and scholarship. It is home to Maine’s only medical and dental schools—part of a comprehensive health education mission built on a pioneering interprofessional approach that includes pharmacy, nursing and an array of allied health professions.

UNE. Innovation for a healthier planet. Visit http://www.une.edu.