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The Perfect Storm: Establishing a Pilot Farm in the Alaska Peninsula
February 19, 3:30 pm–4:30 pm AKST
Alaska Sea Grant’s Melissa Good is presenting a University of Alaska Fairbanks College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences seminar on some of the current activity being done in the area of Alaska seaweed mariculture industry development.
This project is a collaborative effort between Alaska Sea Grant, Aleutians East Borough, and Dr Michael Stekoll through IRC, LCC to support seaweed mariculture development by constructing a pilot farm to investigate viability in a novel location, increase awareness and literacy of mariculture by engaging with the community, develop the workforce by training interested stakeholders and students, address research needs using empirical study, and supply product for product research and development. On a broader scale and to help inform seaweed mariculture efforts in Alaska, the Sea Grant network has established a National Seaweed Hub to serve as a science-based, non-advocacy resource for the domestic seaweed and seaweed aquaculture industry. This collaboration provides a framework to share information, address challenges, identify needs, and find opportunities in this emerging industry.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences Seminar is available via Zoom: https://alaska.zoom.us/j/608686381.
The seminar is also being broadcast from:
- 201 O’Neill Bldg (Fairbanks)
- 101 Lena Pt (Juneau)
- 219 Pioneer in Homer