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Foundations of Kelp Farming: a hands-on workshop intensive

March 21March 24

Man tying string onto cylinders with baby seaweed before putting cylinders into the water. Snowy hill and water in background.


Time: 9am–5pm each day

Originally scheduled for the week prior, the new dates for this workshop are March 21–24.

This is a hands-on workshop for learning how to start an aquatic farm in Alaska. Topics covered will include identification of seaweed species, life cycles of seaweed, the hatchery process, site evaluation, use of the Mariculture Map, farm gear and equipment, business plan development, available farm loans, the state lease application process, gear deployment, seeding and harvesting techniques, quality handling, and safety. Applications will be required to attend, and scholarships may be available.

Materials for activities will be provided and lunches are included. Space is limited to 10 participants and participants will be selected based upon applicant review. All interested persons must submit an application by January 27, 2023.

Approved applicants will be notified by February 3, and must pay the tuition by March 1 to reserve their spots.

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Alaska Sea Grant accommodation and code of conduct

Alaska Sea Grant is committed to providing safe and welcoming environments for all who participate in activities, meetings, or events. Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made at least five business days in advance to sea.grant@alaska.edu. Participants and organizers of Alaska Sea Grant-sponsored activities are supported by the Alaska Sea Grant event code of conduct.


March 21
March 24
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Ashley Dunker
(907) 486-1500
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Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center
118 Trident Way
Kodiak, AK 99615 United States
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