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Building community capacity in kelp mariculture site suitability assessments
December 17, 2021, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm AKSTFree
Alaska has vast untapped habitat ideal for seaweed mariculture. Determining the relative suitability of sites for cultivating kelp is a complex calculation involving many factors of varying importance, including conflict over area use, geophysical aspects, and biological requirements for effective farming.
Join Alaska Sea Grant’s mariculture specialist for a 1-hour webinar about a soon-to-be-released Site Assessment Toolkit (SAT) that promises to help current and prospective seaweed farmers more easily evaluate potential sites around Alaska. The presentation will include a demonstration of the SAT and an opportunity to ask questions.
This project is a joint effort of the UAF College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, Alaska Sea Grant, and the Native Conservancy, a nonprofit pioneering kelp farming in Prince William Sound and committed to revitalizing Native culture, habitat, health and spirituality.