References & Resources

Cited Sources

Carignan, S. 2014. New Maine festival to celebrate benefits of seaweed. Bangor Daily News, Maine. Aug. 27, 2014.

Chopin, T., AH Buschmann, C Halling, M Troell, N Kautsky, A Neori, GP Kraemer, JA Zertuche-Gonzales, C Yarish, and C Neefus. 2001. Integrating seaweeds into marine aquaculture systems: a key toward sustainability. Journal of Phycology 37:975-986.

Crawford, 1991. The Macroalgae Industry in Maine. Maine/New Hampshire Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program, University of Maine. 29pp.

Holdt, SL and S Kraan. 2011. Bioactive compounds in seaweed: functional food applications and legislation. Journal of Applied Phycology 23:543­597.

Mouritsen, OG 2013. Seaweeds: Edible, Available and Sustainable. University of Chicago Press, Chicago & London. 304pp.

Other recommended articles and resources

Report: Culture of Sargassum in Korea: Techniques and Potential for Culture in the U.S.

Schreiber, L. Maine’s sea kelp farmers ride a rising tide. Soundings Magazine, 18 Feb 2016.

Haskell, M. Sea Fare: Marine biologists help ocean vegetables go gourmet. UMaine Today Magazine, Summer 2012.

Fichman, A. Ocean Harvest. Video created through Salt Institute.

Curtis, A. Belfast brewery tapping into seaweed venture to create kelp beer. Bangor Daily News, 19 Jun 2014.

Hendrix, M. US researchers investigate seeding technologies for sea vegetables. Hatchery International, 14 Aug 2014.

Love, D. Sea vegetables emerge on New England local food scene. Center for a livable future, 11 Sept. 2014.

Field, J. Craft beer reaches new depths as Mainers brew a batch from seaweed. Maine Public Radio, 16 July 2014.
More on seaweed beer from Bangor Daily News and MSNBC

Sneddon, R. Kelp: It’s what’s for dinner. Down East Magazine, March 2015.

Redmond, S. The Algae Index: A guide to edible seaweeds on the Maine coast. Down East Magazine, 2015.

Brown, S. Seaweed farming may be the prescription for troubled waters. The Plate, National Geographic, 13 Jan 2016.

Pols, M. With more varieties and growing demand, seaweed is Maine’s crop to watch​. Portland Press Herald, 6 Dec 2015.

Whittle, P. Lobster, schlobster: Seaweed is Maine’s hot new product. Associated Press, 2 Dec 2015

Rizzo, N. Seaweed is riding a wave of popularity. The Record, 29 Sept 2015.

Paradysz, A. Society Notebook: Sea farmers’ feast. Portland Press Herald, 13 Sept 2015.

Vincola, L. Nutrient rich vegetables from the sea. Lets Talk About Food, 2 Sept 2015.

Paradysz, A. Maine Seaweed Festival in South Portland. Portland Press Herald, 30 Aug 2015.
More on the seaweed festival from the Press Herald and Seagreensonline.

Useful species of seaweed grown or harvested in MainePortland Press Herald, 19 Aug 2015.

McDermott, D. Fledgling edible seaweed industry growing in Maine. Seacoast online,, 30 Aug 2015.