Good For Our Soul
Maine’s iconic lobster industry is a staple of the state’s economy. But warming ocean waters are causing lobsters and many other fish stocks to migrate to new breeding grounds, jeopardizing the livelihoods of coastal and island communities. Seaweed farming is a sustainable way to mitigate that risk. We partner with fisherwomen to help them start kelp farms - which grow countercyclically to the fishing season - as a means of diversifying their income. They use seaweed from our nursery and all of the equipment they already have. Best of all, seaweed farming allows them to stay on the water doing what they love, and for Maine’s coastal communities to thrive.