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"Your Hatchery is Your Destiny"

Collecting seed for use in cultivating kelp is a labor-intensive, and time-sensitive, process. Kelp seed nurseries, which use seed-ripe kelp collected from near the growing site to produce "seed twine," are the answer to making an individual's kelp farm practical. Lexa Meyer, Alaska Mariculture Manager for Blue Evolution in Kodiak, Tamsen Peeples of Koru and Kelp consultants, and Jeff Hetrick, Manager of the Aluutiq Pride Shellfish Hatchery, shared their knowledge of cultivating kelp seed in a hatchery facility in this third-in-a-series of kelp webinars. They covered kelp species selection, sorus (seed) collection, stock transport, incubation and seed twine production.


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