The Business of Seaweed in Maine

Jul 26, 2016

Seaweed as a commercial product is on the rise in Maine. We'll discuss the different kinds of seaweed, its role in the environment, sustainable harvesting, commercial markets--from cuisine to fertilizer--and the challenges and opportunities of this significant Maine resource.

Guests:  Shep Erhart, President, Maine Seaweed Council and owner of Maine Coast Sea Vegetables

George Seaver, Ocean Organics, and Vice President of the Maine Seaweed Council

Tollef Olson, president and co-founder of Ocean's Balance, Inc a company dedicated to proper aquaculture and wild harvest of seaweeds with an emphasis on new product development.

Click here to see a great video of a seaweed harvester in action.