Kelp Farming in Maine
Atlantic Sea Farms partners with lobstermen up and down the rocky coast of Maine to farm kelp in the region’s icy waters. The cultivation of this fast-growing, highly nutritious sea vegetable is creating new economic opportunities for fisheries in Maine while also benefiting the ocean. Plus, it’s delicious and chefs are finding creative ways to incorporate kelp into their menus. Herring Gut is fortunate to partner with local lobsterman, Keith Miller, featured in this video. Our students have also made many products using kelp, including chocolate kelp ice cream!