A handful of Alaska shellfish companies are participating in a seaweed pilot project which, if successful, could be the start of a new commercial seaweed industry in the state.

Julie Decker, the executive director at the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation (AFDF), told Undercurrent News that Alaska currently produces only a small amount of seaweed, most of which is sent to Japan.

But as seaweed becomes more mainstream in North America, some companies have shown interest in developing the industry on a larger scale.

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