CCAR News

Eastport Salmon Festival

The CCAR had a fantastic time this past weekend hosting a touch tank at the 30th Annual Eastport Salmon Festival. Our display showcased some of the organisms that we produce here at the Center, as well as their predators and prey. Children and adults from Maine and Canada enjoyed interacting with, and learning about sea urchins, sand worms, kelp, […]

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CCAR Welcomes UMO Class of 2021

Classes start Monday, but that didn’t stop 40 UMO freshman from getting a head start in exploring all that UMaine has to offer when it comes to aquaculture science and research. The students, led by Dr. Farahad Dastoor, School of Biology & Ecology, spent two nights at Schoodic Institute as an orientation for their upcoming BIO 100 […]

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Game Changers Visit the CCAR

This past week we introduced students from the Pittsburg non-profit, Change the Game, to aquaculture as they toured the CCAR. Hosted by OceansWide, the 10 students, or “Game Changers” as they refer to themselves, arrived from Pennsylvania to spend two weeks exploring all that Maine has to offer. Change the Game is a non-profit group located […]

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CCAR joins the 3rd annual Maine Science Festival!

CCAR celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with lots of green– green sea urchins that is! This year we spent our St. Patrick’s Day in Bangor at the 3rd annual Maine Science Festival with 1,200 5th-8th graders who were eager to learn all about sea urchin aquaculture. Festivalgoers were able to take part in a variety of hands-on activities, […]

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Aquaculture in Maine

Tune in to Maine Calling today at 1pm and 7pm on Maine Public to hear all about the future of aquaculture in Maine. Guests include: Don Perkins, of the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, and Andrew Lively, of Cooke Aquaculture. Click here to stream the program live.

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Bloodworms Find a New Home at the CCAR

CCAR research associate, Luz Kogson, has begun a one-year trial that will assess the impact of substrate type on the culture of the bloodworm, Glycera dibranchiata. Bloodworms are most commonly used as sport fishing bait, but these worms also have the potential to be used in other aquaculture applications, such as alternative feeds. They are currently the main component of many shrimp broodstock […]

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CCAR Produces 10,000 Yellowtail for Acadia Harvest

62 days! That’s how long it took CCAR’s hatchery team to produce over 10,000 eight-gram California yellowtail seed fish for our industry partner, Acadia Harvest. The CCAR is home to 100 yellowtail brood fish. These fish are well cared for and fed only the best diet. This ensures they produce eggs of the highest quality. Throughout the year, our […]

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University of Maine Researchers Featured in Food Industry Publication

Researchers from the University of Maine are featured in a recently published article in “Food Technology” for their work on developing new food products from aquaculture.  The article focuses on work being done with sea vegetables by UMO researchers Susan Brawley, Denise Skonberg, Balunkeswar Nayak, and Angela Myracle.  Later in the article, Steve Eddy discusses […]

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CCAR hosts graduate student from Mexico

During the past month we have had the privilege of hosting a student from the Center of Scientific Research and Superior Education (CICESE) http://eng.cicese.edu.mx/, located in Baja California, Mexico.  Diana Maria Cuesta Gomez originally hails from Bogota, Columbia and is attending CICESE on a scholarship, which includes a one month academic stay at another institution.  […]

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Welcome Incoming UMO Freshmen Biology Students!

For the 6th year in a row incoming freshmen biology students visited the CCAR as part of their introduction to the University of Maine.  The tour is organized by Dr. Farahad Dastoor, School of Biology and Ecology.  The students had just spent two days at the nearby Schoodic Education and Research Center  https://www.nps.gov/acad/serc.htm for orientation […]

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