Startup Located at CCAR Awarded $1M in Grants, Press Herald Reports

The Portland Press Herald reported Acadia Harvest, a startup company that is developing a land-based, indoor fish farm to raise black sea bass and California yellowtail, recently was awarded two grants. The company, which is located at the University of Maine Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research (CCAR) in Franklin, was awarded $657,000 from the National Science Foundation to develop alternative technology to help build a commercial-scale operation with zero fish waste, as well as $367,500 from the Maine Technology Institute, according to the article. CCAR is operated by UMaine as a business incubator for several aquaculture companies that pay user fees and rent to the university. Acadia Harvest is partnering with the center and the university, according to the article. Stephen Eddy, a biologist at CCAR, said Acadia Harvest has brought a lot of energy and much-needed investment to the facility.