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MARICULTURE IN PWS: WEBINAR SERIES FOR INDEPENDENT KELP FARMERS

Thank you all for joining our last webinar. 
The next webinar in the PWS Kelp Mariculture series is Nov. 5th at 10:00 am. 
We have some the top kelp hatchery experts in the state presenting. It should be very interesting. Please join us by registering on the attached link.
I will send another reminder as the time gets closer.

MARICULTURE IN PWS: WEBINAR SERIES FOR INDEPENDENT KELP FARMERS 
Is kelp mariculture right for you, what do you need to know to make an investment? 
October – December, 2020, 
Coordinated by Thea Thomas, kelp farm applicant and PWS Drift Gillnet Fisherman. 

2. Kelp Hatcheries and Seed Twine Production: “Your hatchery is your destiny”, November 5, 2020, 10 a.m. Topics will cover species selection, sorus (seed) collection, stock transport, incubation and seed twine production. 
Presenters: Lexa Meyer, AK Mariculture Manager, Blue Evolution, Kodiak; Tamsen Peeples, Koru and Kelp; Jeff Hetrick, Hatchery Manager, Alutiiq Pride Shellfish Hatchery, Seward. 
3. Kelp Farm Design and Anchoring Systems, Out-planting and Harvest, November 19, 2020, 10 a.m. Exchange of ideas about farm sites (layout and design), anchoring systems, growing season, harvesting and transport to processing facility. 
Presenters: Kendall Barbery, Programs Director, GreenWave, New Haven CT; Markos Scheer, SeaGrove Kelp, Ketchikan; Joe Arvidson, Blue Wave Futures LLC, Cordova. 
4. Kelp Markets and Processing for Alaska farmers, December 3, 2020, 10 a.m. Processing and Markets are absolutely essential to success. No one wants to put kelp seed in the water unless they know they can sell their harvest! 
Presenters: Melissa Good, AK SeaGrant Marine Advisory Agent, Fairbanks; Riley Smith, Development Director, AFDF, Wrangell; and Quentin Fong, Seafood Mrktg. Specialist, AK SeaGrant, Kodiak. 

Zoom registration (this link is for attendees only).