Workshops to focus on kelp farming

Ocean Approved and the University of Connecticut will conduct a free workshop about kelp farming from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at The Bridgeport Regional Aquaculture Science and Technology Education Center, 60 Saint Stephens Road in Bridgeport, and from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 10 in Room 200 of the Marine and Natural Sciences Building at Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I.

Ocean Approved, a Portland, Maine-based company, has been farming kelp on the Maine coast for three years using techniques developed in conjunction with the University of Connecticut.

These workshops will offer hands-on opportunity to learn techniques for growing kelp from spore to harvest. Equipment, techniques and lessons learned will be covered.

This workshop is free to all. To ensure sufficient materials are available, make reservations for the Bridgeport workshop by calling Prof. Charles Yarish at:, or at: (203) 251-8432 or Paul Dobbins at:; (207) 409-6485. For the Bristol, workshop, contact: Cheryl Francis at: or at: (401) 254-3110 or contact Dobbins.


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