DV-15-07 Maine Seaweed Festival 2015

Aaron Pastor
Macro Maine, Inc.
PO Box 11266
Portland, Maine 04104

Seeing a timely need to create awareness of the Maine seaweed/aquaculture industries and the benefits for human health, economy, and ocean ecology, the Maine Seaweed Festival, http://www.seaweedfest.com/, was created as a free outdoor festival that promotes and highlights Maine seaweed and aquaculture innovation. Local artists, entertainers, vendors, restaurants, and educational entities highlight the diverse uses and benefits of Maine seaweed. The Festival showcases local Maine seaweed harvesters, cultivators, producers, educators and enthusiasts, and provides ways for public to interact with and find access to local seaweeeds and sea vegetable products. This was the second year of Maine Sea Grant support for the event.

Sea Grant funds: $3,000