Seaweed processing and handling workshop provides workforce training

man sorting sugar kelp

Seaweed farming is a major industry worldwide, and the United States imports more than 95%—19 million tons—of its edible seaweed. Alaska has an ideal environment for producing home-grown seaweed to meet a greater share of the domestic market and as a potential export to meet international demand. Interest in seaweed farming is growing in Alaska,…

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Alaska Seaweed Handling and Processing Workshop

Kelp farmer pulling kelp into boat

This three-day hands-on workshop will cover the fundamentals of starting a commercial seaweed processing business, and will take place at the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center in Kodiak, Alaska. The course is designed for individuals interested in or already working in the seafood processing, mariculture and food production industries. Participants will be responsible for…

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Q&A Session: State and Federal Aquatic Farm Applications

Photo of a spar buoy— part of the US Energy Department's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy project in Kodiak, AK.

Do you want to start an aquatic farm in Alaska? Do you have plans to submit a joint agency aquatic farm application but have some questions? State and federal regulatory agency staff and Alaska Sea Grant are offering four open Q&A sessions via Zoom to answer your questions and provide guidance about permitting and leasing…

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Q&A Session: State and Federal Aquatic Farm Applications

Photo of a spar buoy— part of the US Energy Department's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy project in Kodiak, AK.

Do you want to start an aquatic farm in Alaska? Do you have plans to submit a joint agency aquatic farm application but have some questions? State and federal regulatory agency staff and Alaska Sea Grant are offering four open Q&A sessions via Zoom to answer your questions and provide guidance about permitting and leasing…

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Q&A Session: State and Federal Aquatic Farm Applications

Photo of a spar buoy— part of the US Energy Department's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy project in Kodiak, AK.

Do you want to start an aquatic farm in Alaska? Do you have plans to submit a joint agency aquatic farm application but have some questions? State and federal regulatory agency staff and Alaska Sea Grant are offering four open Q&A sessions via Zoom to answer your questions and provide guidance about permitting and leasing…

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Q&A Session: State and Federal Aquatic Farm Applications

Photo of a spar buoy— part of the US Energy Department's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy project in Kodiak, AK.

Do you want to start an aquatic farm in Alaska? Do you have plans to submit a joint agency aquatic farm application but have some questions? State and federal regulatory agency staff and Alaska Sea Grant are offering four open Q&A sessions via Zoom to answer your questions and provide guidance about permitting and leasing…

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Alaska Shellfish and Seaweed Festival

Alaska Shellfish and Seaweed Festival

We are pleased to announce the Alaska Shellfish and Seaweed Festival, taking place virtually on Zoom and streamed live on Facebook from coastal communities around the state. Leading up to the event and during the week of the festival, if you order seafood products from participating businesses, you’ll receive a special gift package that includes…

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Support for Alaska’s blue economy signed into law

Alaska’s emerging mariculture industry is getting a boost. Gov. Bill Walker signed a bill this week making it easier for shellfish hatchery owners to access loan funds to grow their businesses. House Bill 76 amends the Alaska Mariculture Revolving Loan Fund so that non-profit hatcheries, not just individual farmers, can apply for loans to market seeds to grow seaweed,…

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