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Zach Miller-Hope

I am interested in aquaculture for food, aquaculture for conservation, and the ever-evolving interplay between wild-caught fisheries and aquaculture as they contribute to global food systems. I see aquaculture as a solution for protecting our wild fish stocks as well as a sustainable way to feed growing human populations. We culture a wide range of species at UNE and I’m actively involved in the training of undergraduate students in the husbandry of aquatic organisms in marine ornamentals, corals, shellfish and finfish relevant to the aquaculture industry (salmonids, hybrid striped bass, tilapia, etc.). 

I currently hold a faculty appointment in the Aquaculture & Aquarium Sciences program, which is an interdisciplinary position split between the Departments of Biology and Marine Science. I am also the Assistant Director for Education at UNE NORTH where I help run the Professional Science Master’s (PSM) in Ocean Food Systems.


M.S., Marine Science

University of New England

B.A., Writing

Ithaca College


Applied Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

University of Southern Maine



Recirculating Aquaculture Systems

water quality

Food Systems

Marine Biology



Selected Publications

Deveau, A.M., Z. Miller-Hope**, E. Lloyd*, B.S. Williams*, C. Bolduc*, J.M. Meader*, F. Weiss* and K.M. Burkholder.  2016.  Antimicrobial activity of extracts from macroalgae Ulva lactuca against clinically important Staphylococci is impacted by lunar phase of macroalgae harvest.  Letters in Applied Microbiology.  62(5):363-371.

Zach Miller-Hope

Zach Miller-Hope



Assistant Director for Education |​ UNE NORTH

Assistant Lecturer |​ School of Marine Programs

Both Campuses

(207) 221-4149

On Campus

Eligible for Student Opportunities