Training for Alaska's Seaweed Farmers
Training more Alaska seaweed farmers is the goal of a program next February in Kodiak, Sitka and Ketchikan. The training is phase two of the Alaska Mariculture Initiative that aims to grow a $100 million seaweed industry in 20 years.
“Why we’re doing this is because there is immense interest in seaweed farming in Alaska from coastal communities and commercial fishermen.”
Riley Smith is development director with the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation which has spearheaded a mariculture push that is taking off.
“Mariculture is expanding rapidly..."
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