Alaskans assess state's mariculture potential

(04/21/17)

Alaska’s mariculture industry could be worth as much as $1 billion a year within three decades.

So claimed Mark Scheer, a board member of the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation, who discussed the organization’s hopes for growing seaweed and molluscs in front of the Sitka Chamber of Commerce this week.....................

“The plan, the vision that we decided, is to create a billion-dollar industry in 30 years.

Now it sounds like a big target and high aspirations, but when you think about the amount of area suitable for mariculture in Alaska, it’s really not that high of.......................


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