Southeast Conference seeks to hire a qualified individual or firm to assist finalizing the federally-funded revolving loan fund for the Alaska Mariculture Cluster (AMC). Please send a letter of interest with a statement of qualifications, relevant work experience, references and a cost proposal to email@example.com. Responses will be reviewed until filled.
U.S. Department of Commerce Invests Approximately $49 Million to Boost Mariculture Industry in Alaska Through American Rescue Plan Regional Challenge
(Reposted from: Economic Development Administration's "Commerce News") WASHINGTON – Today, President Biden will announce the Alaska Mariculture Cluster as one of 21 winners of the $1 billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge, the most impactful regional economic...
Southeast Conference named as a winner in the U.S. EDA Build Back Better Regional Challenge
Southeast Conference receives $49 million (and another ~$15 million in cash and in-kind contributions by many of its partners) on behalf of the Alaska Mariculture Cluster as a winner in the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration’s (EDA)...
About the Project
submitted to the EDA March 2022
Alaska Mariculture Cluster Overarching Narrative
Project 1: Revolving Loan Fund Component
Project 2: Governance, Coordination & Outreach
Project 3: Workforce Development
Project 4: Research and Development
Project 5: Market Development and Marketing
Project 6: Green Energy Narrative
Project 7: Equipment and Technology
AMC In the News
Alaskan Mariculture Gets $49 Million Grant, Registers 27% Growth
Why The Shellfish Industry is Struggling to Hire and Retain Workers
Develop a viable and sustainable mariculture industry producing shellfish and aquatic plants for the long-term benefit of Alaska’s economy, environment, and communities.
[In Alaska, mariculture refers to enhancement, restoration and aquatic farming of shellfish and seaweeds.]
Coalition Members: Southeast Conference – lead (SEC), Prince William Sound Economic Development District (PWSEDD), Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District (KPEDD), Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference (SWAMC), State of Alaska, Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska (CCTHITA), Alaska Mariculture Alliance (AMA), Alaska Sea Grant (ASG), Mariculture Research and Training Center (MRTC), Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation (AFDF), University of Alaska (system-wide), Alaska Blue Economy Center (ABEC), and Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association (ALFA).