Indoor cultivation protocols for the rhodophytes, Devaleraea mollis and Palmaria hecatensis from Alaska

The goals of this project are to develop, implement, and disseminate reliable cultivation methods to produce dulse in tumble culture and transfer this technology to our community partners.

These methods will provide the basis that would eventually facilitate the cultivation of dulse at sea. It will also provide insights into steps that must be considered for the recovery of natural sites depleted of dulse.

Principal Investigator / Project Partners:

  • Schery Umanzor, Mike Stekoll, and Muriel Dittrich, University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Chilkat Indian Village
  • Chilkoot Indian Association
  • Jordan Hollarsmith, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Project Term:  2021-2024

Funding: $69,600, Alaska Sea Grant