(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - Alaska’s blue economy took a big step forward yesterday at Trevor Sande’s Hump Island Oyster farm outside Ketchikan, where Governor Bill Walker signed an administrative order and a bill aimed at growing the mariculture industry throughout Alaska.
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Capital City Weekly] - by Mary Catherine Martin - October 14, 2016.
A year ago, Trevor Sande wasn’t thinking much about seaweed. Early this November, however, he and the employees at Hump Island Oyster Company in Ketchikan, which Sande founded and owns, will plant five acres of bull kelp and ribbon kelp, all originating from local seaweed. Click on the banner to read more.
April 29, 2017 By JOHN LEE MCLAUGHLIN, Ketchikan Daily News
KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Mariculture crews landed a disappointing first haul of planted seaweed recently near Ketchikan as part of an experiment on commercial kelp farming in the state. The University of Alaska Southeast, a seaweed product specialist known as Blue Evolution and a handful of commercial kelp growers are collaborating on the effort, with one growing operation near Ketchikan and two sites at Kodiak Island, where the first harvest is expected to start May 4, according to project stakeholders. Click on the banner to read more.
Posted by Leila Kheiry | Jan 31, 2017
Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce Board president Marc Guevarra presented the Entrepreneur of the Year award to Trevor Sande and his Hump Island Oyster Company. “In a short time span, the company has become a commercial-scale success, and it’s gained a reputation for a product of exceptional quality,” Guevarra said. Sande’s other business, Marble Construction, also received an award: Business of the Year. That was presented by Chamber board member Jason Custer. Click the banner to read more.
Julie Sande (middle) and Buddy Anderson (right) receive the award from Governor Walker
By Laine Welch June 8, 2017
Home grown shellfish and kelp are gaining momentum in Alaska, spurred on by growing markets and the steadfast push by Governor Walker’s visionary mariculture task force. Click on the post title to read more.