Tag Archives: Blue Evolution

Kelp farmers outplant first seeded lines of season

Kelp. (Photo by Ratha Grimes / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT A company that turns seaweed into pasta is planting the season’s first round of kelp in Alaska waters. This week, Blue Evolution is set to transfer seeded line from its lab to the waters around Ketchikan and Kodiak. Recently, they successfully transferred seeded line into Larsen Bay in Kodiak. Set net ... Read More »

Professor consults on Alaska’s developing commercial seaweed industry

Mike Stekoll at the Kodiak Fisheries Research Center on Near Island. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The federal government is investing in Alaska’s growing seaweed farming industry. According to an Alaska Sea Grant press release, the U.S. Department of Energy recently awarded the University of Alaska Fairbanks a half million dollars in funding for research. Mike Stekoll, ... Read More »

Kodiak’s commercial kelp harvest begins inside a seaweed nursery

Tamsen Peeples stands in the room where Blue Evolution keeps its tanks full of seeded string, which will eventually grow into seaweed. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak’s seaweed industry is growing, partly thanks to the investment of one company. Blue Evolution is based in the Lower 48 and turns kelp into pasta products. In May, they ... Read More »

Kodiak Embraces Commercial Harvest of Kelp

Nick Mangini’s crew pictured from above following harvest. Tamsen Peeples far right. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT Commercial seaweed farming could be the hot new industry in Alaska, and Kodiak is getting in on it. Blue Evolution, a company from the Lower 48 that turns seaweed into pasta products, has partnered up with both Alaska and out-of-state groups to harvest and ... Read More »

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