Selective Breeding Seaweed at WHOI

  Algae Europe December 2022

Take a look at the work of Scott Lindell, a research specialist in aquaculture technology at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, who is leading a selective breeding research project to develop better seaweed strains for commercial uses.

He was honored this past September with Seagriculture’s Gold Innovation Award for his four years of directing a program to develop sugar kelp in New England. The project has been testing the performance of superior sugar kelp strains on farms and measuring the yield and quality of the new strains.

This research is being funded in part by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) with support from the Bezos Earth Fund.

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