By Anna Laffrey
Ketchikan Daily News 

Southeast subsistence council comments on review of potential mariculture sites


November 29, 2023

Subsistence representatives for Southeast have weighed in on a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration planning process that is working to identify potential sites for commercial seaweed, kelp and shellfish farms in Alaska waters.

In its comments to NOAA, the Southeast Alaska Subsistence Regional Advisory Council stated its concern that additional mariculture sites not conflict with subsistence harvest areas.

NOAA is tasked with identifying 10 Aquaculture Opportunity Areas in the U.S. by 2025, in an effort to advance domestic aquaculture in the U.S. Planning work is already underway...

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