UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA FAIRBANKS

Melissa Good

Mariculture Specialist, Kodiak

(907) 486-1517

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Marine Advisory Program
Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center
118 Trident Way
Kodiak, AK 99615

Melissa Good

Focus

Mariculture

Education

  • M.S. Marine Biology. 2010. University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • B.S. (Honors) Natural Resource Management. 2008. University of Alaska Fairbanks

Experience

Actively working as the Alaska Sea Grant Mariculture Specialist with community members, industry, Alaska Native Tribes and Corporations, seafood processors, community leaders, and regulators to promote marine aquaculture in Alaska. Recent efforts have involved a “farm-to-table” project to connect Alaska consumers to locally-grown oysters and seaweed products, developing educational mariculture materials, conducting a market assessment to identify technology and equipment used globally in primary processing and manufacturing of large volumes of seaweed, establishing a National Sea Grant Seaweed Hub, establishing a pilot seaweed farm in western Alaska, and developing seaweed mariculture economic tools.

Recent Presentations and Workshops

  • Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation. 2021. Seaweed Farm Start-Up Training. Co-Host. Virtual. February, 2021.
  • Good, M. 2021. Steering Committee member and lead for student judging organization for Alaska Marine Science Symposium. Anchorage, AK. January 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017.
  • Good, M. 2021. National Seaweed Hub Update. Alaska Sea Grant Shellfish and Seaweed Growers Project: Launching the Oyster and Seaweed Farm-to-Table Movement in Alaska. Alaska Shellfish Growers Association Annual Meeting. Virtual. January, 2021.
  • Good, M. 2020. Alaska Sea Grant Shellfish and Seaweed Growers Project: Launching the Oyster and Seaweed Farm-to-Table Movement in Alaska. Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association Annual Shellfish Conference and Tradeshow. Virtual. October, 2020.
  • Good, M. 2020. Alaska Sea Grant Shellfish and Seaweed Growers Project: Launching the Oyster and Seaweed Farm-to-Table Movement in Alaska. Alaska Food Policy Council. Virtual. November, 2020.
  • Concepcion, A., Bradt, G., Chadsey, M., Chambers, M., Clemetson, A., Good, M., Otts, S., Reitsma, J., Kotowicz, D., Robidoux, J. 2020. Seaweed Symposium. National Sea Grant funded project. Providence, RI. March, 2020.
  • Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation. 2020. Seaweed Farm Start-Up Training. Co-Host. Kodiak, AK. February, 2020.
  • Good, M. 2020. The Perfect Storm: Establishing a Pilot Seaweed Pilot Farm on the Alaska Peninsula and a National Seaweed Hub. Alaska Shellfish Growers Association Annual Meeting. Ketchikan, AK. January, 2020.
  • COASST, Good, M. 2020. Unabated Mass Mortality of Marine Birds in the Northeast Pacific. Alaska Marine Science Symposium. Poster. 2020
  • Ashton, G., McCann, L., O’Mahoney, M., Good, M., Shaw, L. Dutch Harbor Marine Invasive Species Bioblitz. NOAA Award No. NA18NMF4370235. Unalaska, AK. March, 2020.

Recently Funded Projects

NOAA Sea Grant Addressing Economic and Market Needs of the US Aquaculture Industry: Business and Economic Planning for Seaweed Aquaculture Systems in the United States. $129,674 PI Fong

NOAA Sea Grant Advanced Aquaculture Collaborative Programs. 2019-2022.  Nurturing the Successful Growth and Maturation of a Domestic Seaweed Aquaculture Industry: Identifying and Removing Barriers and Promoting Opportunities. $1,085,131. Co-PI Melissa Good.

NOAA Sea Grant Exploring New Aquaculture Opportunities. 2019-2021. The Perfect Storm: Establishing a Pilot Seaweed Farm in the Alaska Peninsula. $99,751. PI Melissa Good.

Denali Commission: Market Assessment for Manufacturing and Sales of Alaska Seaweed. Subaward. $55,000 PI Melissa Good

Professional Societies

Alaska Marine Safety Education Association; American Academy of Underwater Sciences; Phycological Society; Professional Association of Dive Instructors; World Aquaculture Association

Hobbies

Exploring the beautiful world around us both above and below the tide and sharing that with others.