Ketchikan, Alaska set to host Seagriculture USA
Entrepreneurs, academics and other experts in the growing field of seaweed cultivation will be gathering in Ketchikan, Alaska for Seagriculture USA 2024, taking place over 11-12 September.
Top speakers will share their insights on topics including seaweed for feed, food, offshore cultivation, biorefinery of seaweed, and much more.
Alaska’s suitability for seaweed cultivation lies in its clean, cold, and nutrient-rich coastal waters, along with long daylight hours during the summer, making it an ideal environment for seaweed growth. Additionally, its low population density and expertise in aquaculture further position Alaska as a promising player in the emerging seaweed industry.
Ketchikan is Alaska’s southeasternmost settlement and its downtown area has been designated a National Historic Landmark District.
The Seagriculture USA conference is an addition to the European edition of Seagriculture, which has been successfully organised since 2012 and has built up a solid reputation as the leading conference for seaweed farming in Europe. Besides the expansion of the brand to North America, the organisers, DLG Benelux, have also launched an Asia-Pacific edition of the conference.
Last year, Seagriculture USA 2023 was held in Maine, USA, attracting nearly 300 delegates from 18 countries, with 30 speakers in seven sessions, and three networking events as well as a trade show. The trade show had 19 companies as exhibitors and in total, 185 companies attended the conference.
Registration at the conference costs US $650 (students: US $495).