CCAR News

UMaine’s Marine Algal Aquaculture Class Visits CCAR

UMO’s Marine Algal Aquaculture class, SMS 491, got hands-on in our macroalgae nursery. Led by Dr. Susan Brawley, an expert in marine algae reproduction, the students participated in the process of seeding spools with Alaria esculenta gametophytes. A. esculenta, or winged kelp, is a species of kelp that is native to the coast of Maine. […]

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2018 SEANET Mini-Grant RFP

The SEANET program invites proposals for research mini-grants that will result in research projects that create industry/academic partnerships and contribute to the performance metrics of the SEANET/EPSCoR program and the National Science Foundation. The proposals may be submitted by Principal Investigators from academic institutions, governmental agencies, aquaculture related industries or nonprofit research institutions. It is […]

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What is aquaculture? The students at Adams School in Castine can tell you.

CCAR staff, Melissa Malmstedt and Izzy Depa, spent last Friday with the students at Adams School in Castine, Maine. Pre-K through 8th grade students had a blast learning about aquaculture and interacting with some of Maine’s aquacultured species. This was especially relevant to Mrs. Huntington’s 1st and 2nd graders who are just beginning an experiential […]

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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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