Mapping and Aerial Survey of Kelp Beds

Using aerial and drone surveys, this project aims to map and quantify the abundance of wild kelp beds in northern Southeast Alaska. This will provide an important tool to evaluate habitat value, interactions of aquaculture, and spatial planning.

Principal Investigator:

Max Stanley, Barnacle Foods

Project Term: 2021 – 2024

Funding: $69,000, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC), Marine Aquaculture Pilot Projects