The Island Institute's Waypoints: Community Indicators series uses compelling, often never-before-seen data to communicate the character of our communities along with the challenges and opportunities before us. In "Waypoints: Connect" we set out to better understand the status of Maine’s coastal infrastructure systems, with a focus on the topics where we see local and state leaders grappling with change. We looked at data that are central to our physical, economic, and civic infrastructure to consider how coastal communities are connected to resources that help them thrive.
The Island Institute has published a new study, the “Edible Seaweed Market Analysis,” that describes the growth potential for Maine’s edible seaweed market over the next 15 years. More than 95 percent of edible seaweed products found in the U.S. is imported, yet Maine waters provide