CCAR mentioned in Mainebiz article on aquaponics

The University of Maine’s Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research (CCAR) in Franklin was mentioned in the Mainebiz article, “A promise of higher ag yields: Aquaponics offers new source of food.” According to the article, Maine’s foodie scene will soon get a new source of fresh vegetables from Maine greenhouses that use aquaponics, an indoor ecosystem where plants grow in large tubs of water and use waste from live fish as fertilizer. Aquaponics uses about 90 percent less land and water than soil agriculture, but potentially could generate three to four times more food, according to a report from Industry ARC. CCAR is studying aquaponics for demonstration and business development, the article states.