CCAR News

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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CCAR Makes an Appearance at the Belfast Senior College

CCAR has just wrapped up a four-week course, Land-Based Aquaculture of Salmon and other Fish, for the Senior College at Belfast. With a mission to “provide intellectual stimulation, practical knowledge, social interaction and fun for persons 50 years of age or older” the Senior College at Belfast has spent the past 18 years hosting programs, […]

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Farewell, Philipp!

It’s always a pleasure to host students here at CCAR. We almost always end up learning as much from them as they do from us. As it turns out, this was also the case with our most recent intern, Philipp Sandmann. Philipp came to intern at CCAR all the way from Germany where he is […]

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Join us for an Introduction to Aquaculture at CCAR

CCAR will be offering an intensive six-week Introduction to Aquaculture course June 18th- July 27th. The course will include lectures on various topics including recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS), water quality, invertebrate and finfish production, and system design and maintenance. These lectures will be supplemented with lots of hands-on, practical experiences. If interested, please contact Melissa […]

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UMaine’s Marine Algal Aquaculture Class Visits CCAR

UM’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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