PENOBSCOT, Maine (AP) -- Maine marine officials are holding a public meeting in Penobscot to provide information on the science of shellfish aquaculture.

The meeting is scheduled for July 31. State officials will also inform the public about the ecological impacts of aquaculture. The meeting follows up on an April 30 meeting in which state officials provided the public with information about the state Department of Marine Resources aquaculture lease and license application and review process.

Maine Sea Grant staff is facilitating the meeting. State Department of Marine Resources officials will lead discussion.

The meeting will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Penobscot Community School on North Penobscot Road.

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