CCAR News

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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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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