Aquaculture America 2023

February 23 - 26, 2023

New Orleans, Louisiana USA


Andrea Angera*, Sarah Redmond

Springtide Seaweed, LLC

14 Factory Rd Gouldsboro ME 04607.


The Maine Seaweed Exchange is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation with a mission to support the development of an organic, sustainable, and restorative seaweed aquaculture industry. The organization works to support the seaweed aquaculture industry through seaweed farming education and training, research on seaweed farming, aquaculture diversification, and products, developing markets and distribution channels, assistance with branding and marketing opportunities, including organic certification, by creating and supporting innovation, and by facilitating key networks for the industry. The MSE hosts events and workshops, which have included the Maine Seaweed Fair, a day long free family event that showcases Maine wild and farmed seaweeds, and the Practical Seaweed Farmer’s Conference, which provided educational, networking, and exchange of ideas among existing and potential seaweed farmers, potential buyers and investors, regulators and researchers, and others involved or interested in the seaweed aquaculture industry. We offer a wide range of seaweed farming courses and training opportunities that cover all aspects of seaweed farming in order to promote responsible, informed farmers for a more professional industry. Recently, we have launched the Organic Kelp Collaborative, where we work to train, support, and connect new organically certified seaweed farmers and processors in order to develop a network of organic producers that will be able to aggregate products and sell into larger markets.