Kelp Farming in Coastal Waters
Anoushka Concepcion, NOAA’s Connecticut Sea Grant in Groton, CT in partnership with Holly Turner-Moore, Bridgeport Regional Aquaculture Science and Technology Education Center in Bridgeport, CT
Ribbons of algae are springing up in coastal waters around the world as ocean farmers start to explore seaweed aquaculture. In this webinar, meet Anoushka Concepcion, a biologist from Connecticut Sea Grant who focuses on this emerging industry every day. She will introduce you to the world of kelp farming alongside Holly Turner-Moore, teacher and hatchery manager at Bridgeport Aquaculture High School in Connecticut, where students there have been growing kelp since 2010.
Resources to access at home
» NOAA Fisheries Aquaculture Materials: Fact sheets, FAQs, videos, and more
» NOAA Ocean Today Every Full Moon: The Future of Ocean Farming. This series of short videos give a great introduction to marine aquaculture or ocean farming. Bonus video 2 is focused on Alaska Kelp Farming
» NOAA infographic: Aquaculture grows resilient coastal communities. The infographic is a nice visual showing oyster, mussel, and algae aquaculture methods that generate local seafood, improve water quality, protect against storm surge, and provide essential habitat.
» Bridgeport Regional Aquaculture Science and Technology Education Center in CT