Past Events

SEAWEED DRYING FORUM: Meeting Alaska’s drying capacity needs, July 28th, 2023

Hosted by Alaska Sea Grant, Alaska Mariculture Alliance, and Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation
The recording of the recent Seaweed drying forum: Meeting Alaska’s drying capacity needs is now available on the Alaska Sea Grant YouTube channel. Learn from industry experts on seaweed drying equipment, processing and markets, community capacity and needs, and how seaweed processing can be supported by the Alaska Mariculture Cluster.



Scope of Work Reviews, Governance Body, April 10-23, 2023

SEC held a series of virtual meetings with governance body members and their invitees to review the scope of work for each of the seven component projects, with a focus on the equity goals.

Alaska Legislature Lunch and Learn Presentation, April 4, 2023

Juliana Leggitt and Dan Lesh from SEC and Jordan Hollarsmith from NOAA presented at the Alaska Capital to share information on the AMC grant and opportunities to support industry growth. Presentation available here.

First Convening of the AMC Governing Body, April 11, 2023

Alaska Mariculture Clusters’ Governing Body, met in Juneau on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 from 9:30-3:30. The meeting was be hosted on Microsoft Teams.

Mariculture Build Back Better Meet Up, January 12, 2023

List of Attendees & Contact Info
AMC Brochure

Project 1: Revolving Loan Fund
Grant Echo Hawk, Spruce Root 
Casey Rangel & Jim Smith, Native Conservancy

Project 2: Governance, Coordination & Outreach
Jason Lessard, Alaska Mariculture Alliance
Cassidi Cameron, Prince William Sound Economic Development District (PWSEDD)

Project 3: Workforce Development
Ginny Eckert- UAF, Melissa Good- UAF, Joel Markis- UAS, & Mark Billingsley- UAF

Project 4: Research and Development
Julie Decker, AFA
Kristen Gruenthal, Sara Gilk-Baumer, Chris Habicht, ADF&G
Dan Lesh, SEC

Project 5: Marketing
Dan Lesh, SEC

Project 6: Green Energy
Julie Decker, AFA

Project 7: Equipment & Technology
Dan Lesh, SEC