Interest in kelp farming has been building in Alaska since the state’s first commercial harvest in 2017. But there’s still only a handful of farms producing a commercial crop. Mariculture advocates say that it’s not easy building an industry from scratch, or a market for it.
Julie Decker with the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation discusses an Alaska Seaweed Farm Start-up Training scheduled for Sitka February 20-21 (trainings are also scheduled in Kodiak and Ketchikan). The deadline to apply for the training is Friday, December 20, 2019.