FIRST KELP HARVEST IN ALASKA

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.