Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program Foundations of Kelp Farming

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.

This course is offered in Kodiak March 21-24, 2023.

Visit the Alaska Sea Grant website for more information.