Rapid Seeding of Aquaculture Grow-lines

Researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have developed a new concept for seeding grow-lines with juvenile seaweed for the mariculture industry.

This project will be testing the novel farming techniques focused on sugar kelp (Saccharina latissima), but will be applicable to all seaweeds grown on seedspools. The objectives are to create a more streamlined seed planting process, and reduce juvenile seaweed exposure time to the air, improving successful seeding rates and increasing the weather windows for seeding operation.

Principal Investigator:

David Bailey, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

Project Term: 2021 – 2023

Funding: $125,000, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC), Marine Aquaculture Pilot Projects