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ARI Directors - Dr Nick Brown

Nick Brown, Director of the Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research (CCAR)

Nick Brown has 22 years experience in the aquaculture business, both in the commercial sector and in R&D. He gained his Masters and PhD in Aquaculture at the University of Stirling, Institute of Aquaculture in Scotland, UK. He has commercial production experience in rainbow trout, European turbot, Atlantic halibut, Atlantic cod, green sea urchins, and polychaete worms. He has worked in the commercial sector and in R&D in both marine and freshwater aquaculture in the UK, Canada and the US.

Dr Brown has been Director of the University of Maine’s Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research Center since 2001. The CCAR is both a business incubation facility and a center for applied aquaculture research, development and demonstration. Current projects include aquaculture of Atlantic halibut, Atlantic cod, green sea urchin, sand worms, and seaweeds.

Nick Brown designed the new marine hatchery facility at the CCAR, a 24,000 ft2facility capable of producing a number of marine species including Atlantic halibut and Atlantic cod. He has also designed a number of large scale recirculation systems for the production of several species.

Dr Brown’s research interests are:

  • Marine fish production from egg to harvest
  • Aquaculture economics
  • Integrated aquaculture systems
  • Marine recirculation engineering
  • Marine fish nutrition
  • Aquaculture biosecurity

To read more on Dr Nick Brown, and his research interests go to the CCAR website.


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