CCAR News

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CCAR is hiring a Mechanical Specialist! Statement of the Job: Full-time, regular position, 40 hours per week, 5 days per week. Daily work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This position pays $22.41/hour. Perform regular and routine maintenance on mechanical, HVAC and aquaculture systems at the Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research […]

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CCAR is hiring an Aquaculture Research Technician Statement of the Job: The Aquaculture Research Technician will assist the Hatchery Manager, Invertebrate Manager, scientists, and industry partners in carrying out research projects, animal husbandry, and construction and routine maintenance of aquaculture systems and grounds at the CCAR, an aquaculture research and development facility located in Franklin, Maine. […]

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CCAR is hiring an Aquaculture System Specialist Statement of the Job: To ensure operational integrity of aquaculture research and development facilities and aquatic animal life support systems by verifying equipment function and facilities checks; responding to and correcting equipment and systems failures; fabricating, installing, maintaining, and repairing aquaculture equipment and facilities; performing animal husbandry and related […]

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CCAR Seeks a Temporary Research Assistant- Green Sea Urchins

The University of Maine is seeking to fill the position of Temporary Research Assistant, to be based at the Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research, located in Franklin, ME.  Pay is $15.32 per hour.  Position starts ASAP for an anticipated duration of four months at 40 hours per week with some weekend and holiday shifts required. […]

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Join the CCAR Team!

CCAR is hiring an Aquaculture System Specialist The University of Maine is seeking to fill the position of Aquaculture System Specialist, to be based at the Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research, located in Franklin, ME.  The work schedule is Thursday through Monday, 8AM – 4:30PM. The position ensures operational integrity of aquaculture research and development […]

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Summer Aquaculture Externship

Applications are now open for students and hosts to apply to the Aquaculture Research Institute’s Summer Aquaculture Externship. Click here for details or to apply.

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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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