Thanks in part to a unique “sister state” relationship that Maine shares with Aomori Prefecture, a scallop farming technique and related equipment developed in Japan are headed to the United States. Using the equipment could save growers time and money
Could the labyrinthine U.S. government approval process be nearing an end? Or could organic seafood encounter more delays? Both scenarios seem possible, considering the political opposition and the slight bending of organic principles that would be necessary.