New Industry for Alaska

Aureophycus_aleuticus seagrant.uaf.edu 1200xThe US imports roughly 90% of its seafood, and, according to Perry, the trade deficit is even greater when it comes to seaweed. “Seaweed is a booming category in the US, snacks in particular. That market has surged…I would say it’s definitely growing in the double digits,” he said. His company currently produces seaweed in Mexico and is eyeing an production expansion into Alaskan coastal waters.

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