Maine Seaweed Company Expands as Harvest Jumps 12,000 Percent Over Past 2 Seasons
Coastal entrepreneurs continue to ramp up Maine’s production of kelp, and a processor that’s seeded the young sector’s growth is responding by opening a 27,000-square-foot-plant in Biddeford.
Atlantic Sea Farms CEO Briana Warner said that in the last two seasons, the 24 farmers who supply kelp to the company have increased their landings by 12,000 percent, to roughly 700,000 pounds of seaweed this year. Most of them are lobstermen who own their own boats, looking for off-season income...
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