Farmed Seaweed Stories

  • Exploring the benefits of kelp farming in Maine

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2021
    Scientists have estimated that, globally, seaweed sequesters as much carbon as mangroves, seagrasses, and salt marshes combined.
    Kelp farmer sorting seaweed
  • Why seaweed farming matters in Maine

    April 22, 2021

    Fisher-farmers on the coast of Maine have recognized the opportunity seaweed offers. With much of their community reliant on a single industry—lobstering—and with climate change warming the waters of the Gulf of Maine faster than most other waters across the globe, seaweed farming offers an avenue for self-employed fishers to diversify their income, support the ecosystem on which they rely, and use equipment they already own.

    Matt Moretti on board ship harvests kelp off coast of Maine
  • Testing the Waters

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2021
    Investing in open-ocean seaweed farming could help move the needle on climate change.
    Seaweed underwater