Kelp, Shellfish Farming Expands to More Remote AK Regions
This is Alaska Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch –
Interest continues to grow for startups of shellfish and seaweed farms - and in more remote regions of Alaska.
Eighteen growers put in applications for new or modified farms in the 2020 time slot that runs from January through April. That’s an increase of three from last year.
Fifteen plan to grow kelp only, 2 aim to grow oysters, and one will farm kelp and geoduck clams.
Most of Alaska’s growing operations occur in Southeast, near Homer and...
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