CCAR News

Aquaculture Ambassadors from CCAR Find a New Home in Utah

The pandemic brought a halt to travel in 2020, but it didn’t stop 20 of our littlest lumpfish from relocating to Utah this past July. These lucky lumps traveled overnight from our facility in Franklin, Maine to the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium in Draper, Utah, located just on the outskirts of Salt Lake City.  Loveland […]

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4-H Aquarium Club

The 4-H Aquarium Club is open to youth ages 5-18 who are interested in being members of a community of youth aquarium hobbyists! This group is for Maine youth who already have an aquarium hobby, or who are looking to start one, to come together to talk about their love for fish and aquaria. The […]

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CCAR/4-H At-Home Aquaponics Project

Hancock County 4-H and the UMaine Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research (CCAR) are launching a 4-H At-Home Aquaponics Project, an experiential learning program for youth ages 9-18 delivered virtually beginning in Summer 2020. The program will include learning experiences in introductory aquaponic systems and design, fish husbandry, aquaponic gardening, cooking and nutrition, and more. Youth will […]

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4-H/CCAR Intern Wins Big at the Maine State Science Fair

Big congratulations to CCAR/4-H aquaculture intern and George Stevens Academy junior, Hannah Dyer. Hannah spent her spring break and two-weeks of her high school’s Independent Study & Internship Program at CCAR working on a project for the Maine State Science Fair. Her project titled: How Does Food Type Influence Larval Development in the Green Sea […]

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Meet the 4-H/CCAR Interns

This summer CCAR, along with Hancock County 4-H, had the pleasure of hosting seven high schoolers from four area schools as interns. The goal of the internship was for the students to learn about aquaculture and develop an innovative way to demonstrate sustainable aquaculture to the public through a 4-H exhibit at the Blue Hill […]

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ATEC Announces Algae Culture Extension Short-Course (ACES): Part 1: Macroalgae

NOW AVAILABLE! This FREE Algal Culture Extension Short-course (ACES) is the extension/outreach component of the Algae Technology Education Consortium (ATEC). Part 1 covers Macroalgae and is designed for those in commercial marine industries seeking to learn the basic skills to grow seaweeds. Marine Agronomy offers commercial fishermen, lobstermen, finfish and shellfish farmers the opportunity to […]

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CCAR and 4-H Announce Summer Aquaculture Internship

This summer the University of Maine’s Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research, with funding from Maine EPSCoR/SEANET, in partnership with Hancock County Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development Program will be hosting an eight week paid aquaculture internship for youth entering grades 10-12.   For more information about this opportunity or to apply please visit: 4-H/CCAR Aquaculture Internship […]

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CCAR Makes a Splash at the Maine Science Festival!

This past Friday 550 of Maine’s 7th and 8th graders convened at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor for the 5th annual Maine Science Festival’s Friday Field Trip Day.  Some traveled from as far away as Eastport and Presque Isle to join in on the festivities.  CCAR hosted an interactive table showcasing sustainable aquaculture.  Our touch tank was […]

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