Just 1 word for Maine’s Future: Seaweed

Posted 2016-02-19

By Pola Lem / Scientific American

Kelp, green and nutritious, could be Maine’s ticket into a multibillion-dollar global aquaculture industry.

The state’s nascent seaweed business is thriving, experts say, and that puts Maine in a front-row seat as the U.S. market for homegrown sea veggies grows. It could also help provide an alternative source of income for lobster fishermen subject to the constant challenges of fluctuating prices, changing ocean temperatures and unpredictable catches…